Retired Civil Defence Officers Urge Federal Government to Revamp Retirement Benefits
Retired Civil Defence Officers Urge Federal Government to Revamp Retirement Benefits of officers from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The Chairman of the association, Retired Deputy Commandant-General Evans Ewurum, made this call during the inauguration of a 13-member committee entrusted with developing an operational plan for NARCDO’s (Nigeria Association of Retired Civil Defence Officers) smooth functioning.
In a statement relayed by the association’s spokesperson, Danjuma Elisha, on Friday, Ewurum emphasized the necessity of revisiting the retirement and pension framework to ensure that the Corps’ officers receive benefits at par with other security agencies.
Highlighting the association’s role as an integral part of the NSCDC, Ewurum articulated its specific responsibilities in managing the affairs, post-service life, and general living conditions of retired NSCDC officers across the country.
“The inaugurated committee is tasked with facilitating the effective launch of the association, which was established primarily to safeguard the welfare and overall well-being of its members,” stated Ewurum.
He outlined the committee’s mandate to strategize and synchronize efforts and initiatives aimed at formulating a comprehensive blueprint for successful fundraising to support the association’s operations.
Additionally, Ewurum urged the committee to present a preliminary report within two weeks, underscoring the importance of dedication and commitment from both the committee members and other association members to fulfill their designated responsibilities.
The call from the retired officers signifies a crucial step towards advocating for improved post-service benefits for NSCDC personnel, aligning with efforts to ensure equitable treatment across security agencies and enhance the welfare of retired civil defence officers nationwide.