Dr Ade Abolurin, the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has urged the re-deployed principal officers of the corps to provide adequate security in their areas of coverage.
Abolurin made the call in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the corps Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Okeh.
He said officers from the rank of Commandant and above were re-deployed to state and zonal commands, in compliance with a directive from the Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro.
He also urged the officers to see themselves as servants, set out to serve the nation by making positive contributions in line with President Goodluck Jonathan's Reformation Agenda.
Abolurin tasked them to be good ambassadors of the corps and to "always remember that many leaders fail when they allow arrogance, pride and selfishness to rule their sense of reasoning."
The commandant-general said the officers should be more resilient and committed to their duties.
"You must be up and doing by adopting more proactive measures in tackling issues of emergencies associated with the ember months.
"The ember months are characterised with a lot of disaster such as auto accidents, fire outbreaks, burglary, theft and armed robbery.
"This season is also characterised by unnecessary hike and plan by saboteurs to hoard petroleum products in order to cause artificial scarcity," he said.
He urged the personnel to be proactive in checking the activities of vandals in their areas of assignment.
The NSCDC boss also called on the public to be security conscious and to be alert during the ember months and to report suspicious persons to the nearest formation of the corps for prompt action.