Safe Schooling: NSCDC Launches Special  Female Squad To Protect  Children In Anambra 

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The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has insulated a special female squad to protect children from any form of attacks in schools across Anambra State.
A statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSC Okadigbo Edwin stated that the special female squad is aimed at improving security consciousness amongst school children, especially those in the interiors of the state to guard against vulnerability and unsafe school environments.
The statement reads, ” In fulfillment of the charge given to them after the train- the – trainer capacity building programme at the National Headquarters Abuja and in a bid to further reposition the Special Female Squad of the Command for better performance, Anambra State Command Female Squad representatives at the Abuja training has organized a training workshop for the entire squad with the theme, “Strategies For Sustainable Safe School in Nigeria ”.
At the event held at the State’s headquarters, Awka, the State Commandant, CC Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, represented by Deputy Commandant, Francis Obinna, Head of Private Guard Companies Department, (PGC), in his keynote address, stated that the training will be a paradigm shift from primordial ways of training personnel to a more acceptable practice aimed at inculcating safety consciousness as they embark on the task ahead which is the protection of school children against any form of attack.
He challenged participants to listen to the various topics lined up for the training in improving proficiency in the safe school initiative programme.
DC Nnadi added that the training should be seen as an interactive forum designed to engage and strategically reposition the female Squad to carry out its duties as expected.
“The unwavering effort of  Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, the Commandant General at having a well-equipped workforce and an excellent special unit is worthy of commendation, hence I would also enjoin you to see your training as a golden opportunity to acquire more knowledge and skills and it is high time every one of us moves from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset that teaches positive attitude, discipline and contentment and dedication to duty,” he concluded.
In her speech, the Commander of the Female Squad, DSC Ngozi Okoye, elaborated on the aims and objectives of the special unit saying the Train-the-Trainers workshop has exposed the participants’ skills that will help deliver engaging and compelling duties in improving the security around schools.
According to her,  to whom much is given, much more is expected,  therefore, she urged the participants to see the training as a think-tank meeting to chat about a new course of action for the safety of students through activities, especially in the sensitization to all the schools in the state, engagement of relevant stakeholders through courtesy visits and familiarization tours.

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