Abuja gets new NSCDC commandant

Ahmed Audi, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has given the green light for the appointment of Olusola Odumosu as the new commandant for the corps in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The NSCDC spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, announced this development in an official statement released on Friday. Afolabi clarified that the reshuffling of positions aims to enhance the effectiveness of NSCDC’s services within the FCT command.

Olusola Odumosu is taking over from Peter Maigari, who will be undergoing a year-long strategic course at the National Security Institute. The official announcement of Odumosu’s deployment took place at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, with Mr. Audi directing that the transition between the outgoing and incoming commandants be completed by Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Mr. Audi praised Odumosu’s unwavering dedication and professionalism in his previous role as the director of public relations for the NSCDC. He commended Odumosu’s hard work, tenacity, dedication, and loyalty, noting that these qualities have been pivotal in his success.

Odumosu, in response to his new role, pledged to uphold the ideals and vision of the Commandant General. He expressed his commitment to transforming and elevating the Corps to new heights, with a strong focus on fulfilling NSCDC’s mandate within the Federal Capital Territory. Odumosu’s promise reflects his determination to make a positive impact and further strengthen NSCDC’s service delivery.

It’s noteworthy that Odumosu, the newly appointed FCT commandant, holds prestigious fellowships with organizations like the National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and the International Institute of Public Relations in London, UK.

In a related development, the Commandant General has given his approval for the appointment of Babawale Afolabi, a chief superintendent of corps (CSC), as the new director of Public Relations (DPR) for NSCDC. Mr. Audi has encouraged Afolabi to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and build upon the legacy of effective communication established within the Corps.