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No fewer than 280 newly-promoted personnel serving in various units, departments and squads within Enugu State have been decorated by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
The unprecedented number of newly-promoted personnel, which cuts across various ranks, started with the rank of Deputy Commandant of Corps to the rank-and-file.
Decorating the officers on Thursday in Enugu, the Commandant of NSCDC, Enugu State Command, Mr Muhammed Dada, tasked the newly-decorated officers to double their efforts and shun laziness in all forms.
Dada noted that everybody, both the newly-decorated and entire staff, needed to adjust to hard work, adding: ‘There are no two ways about it and you cannot be under me and be docile.’
According to him, ‘We should also be our brother’s keeper, learn to work as a team and as a family to achieve a common goal for the overall good of the Command.
‘As a command, we must uphold professionalism and excellence in our service and ensure that everyone contributes to the success of the Command,’ he said.
In another report, the House of Assembly in Enugu State has passed the 2024 budget estimate worth ₦521,561,386,000, which was submitted to the House by Governor Peter Mbah earlier this month, into law.
Anthony Nwankwo who is the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, who presented a report on the budget estimate at the floor of the House said after a thorough scrutiny, the committee found the budget estimate to be without flaws and therefore requested it be accepted and passed into law
Other members of the House, who spoke on the merits of the budget, said with a capital expenditure of ₦414,334,120,000, representing over 70 per cent of the entire budget, the state would soon witness unparalleled development in infrastructure and human capital development. Speaker Uche Ugwu, shortly after passing the budget, said the House would undertake adequate oversight to ensure an appropriate implementation of the budget in the interest of the masses.