The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, issued a stern warning to paramilitary officers, emphasizing the importance of respecting the rights of Nigerians.
He highlighted that the purpose of their uniforms and weapons should be to safeguard the vulnerable in society, not to oppress them.
Minister’s Address at NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja
During his inaugural visit to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) headquarters in Abuja, Minister Tunji-Ojo expressed his gratitude for the invaluable work done by the officers.
He acknowledged the sacrifices they make daily to ensure the safety and security of the nation, enabling citizens to rest peacefully.
Emphasis on Respect for Nigerians
Minister Tunji-Ojo urged paramilitary officers to treat Nigerians with respect in all their actions.
He emphasized that wearing a uniform should never serve as an excuse to violate the rights of Nigerian citizens, emphasizing the importance of treating them with dignity and fairness.
Recognizing Innovation and Excellence
The minister commended the introduction of a female squad within the Nigerian security landscape, describing it as a testament to the innovative and excellent spirit of the nation.
He recognized the potential of the security forces and expressed confidence in their ability to contribute significantly to the country’s safety.
Building a Robust Security Architecture
In line with the government’s Renewed Hope Agenda, Minister Tunji-Ojo pledged unwavering support for the security forces.
He emphasized the government’s commitment to providing the necessary resources and backing for their success.
The minister also highlighted the pivotal role of the security forces in reducing the strain on the armed forces.
Protecting Critical National Assets
Minister Tunji-Ojo underscored the responsibility of the paramilitary officers to protect critical national assets and infrastructure, including pipelines, mining sites, schools, hospitals, public buildings, and everything that defines the essence of the nation.
He assured them of the government’s dedication to their success in fulfilling this vital duty.Read More On The Topic On TDPel Media