The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, has urged newly promoted officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to sustain the fight against acts of terrorism.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Mr Taye Akinyemi and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.
Moro, who made the call while decorating the officers, urged them to sustain the fight against vandalism, oil theft and other criminal acts.
The minister told the officers to see their promotions as a clarion call for more dedication and commitment to duty.
He also tasked the officers to create the peaceful atmosphere needed for the continued corporate existence of the nation.
He urged them to shun all acts of indiscipline and show utmost respect for the rule of law.
Moro enjoined the officers to promote the existing cordial relationship with other security agencies by fostering better synergy in the interest of the country.
"The challenge before you as senior officers is enormous; you are therefore required to sit up and make your service relevant by ensuring effective discharge of the corps' mandate," Moro said.
Responding on behalf of the officers, NSCDC's Commandant-General, Dr Ade Abolurin gave the assurance that the corps would be more committed to the promotion of the peace and stability of the country.
He assured of the corps' commitment to ensure safety of lives and properties of Nigerians.
NAN reports that a total of 83 senior officers of the NSCDC were promoted to various ranks.