Civil defence officers undergo psycho test in Sokoto
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) conducted a psychological assessment and evaluation of its personnel in Sokoto State on Wednesday.
Inaugurating the exercise in Sokoto, the NSCDC commandant in Sokoto, Muhammad Dada, said that the evaluation was to ascertain the mental state of the personnel.
“This is especially for those that are away from the public for a very long period to ensure they are psychologically fit to interact with the society.
“The assessment and evaluation programme is in line with modern forensic science to enhance the skills of the personnel on general duty.
“NSCDC is cautious not to hand over weapons to personnel who, during their stay out of the public, encounter mental disability. This necessitated the examination,” he said.
Muhammad Ibrahim of the NSCDC Forensic and Behavioural Unit in Abuja, who led the evaluation team, said the test was part of the focus of the NSCDC Commandant-General (CG).
“This is to create, build a positive culture that will enable a unique identity for the service within the security architecture of Nigeria.
“The CG intends to achieve the above by adopting his five acts of rejigging, revamping, resuscitating, repositioning and restructuring the service for the betterment of the corps.
“It is in line with this we are here today to test the personnel psychologically and know their mental being,” he said.
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