Yesterday, Commandant of Corps (CC) Isaq ALfadarai Usman, the newly appointed Lagos State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), pledged to protect vital national infrastructure and assets through collaboration with other security agencies and engagement with key stakeholders.
The new Commandant cautioned vandals and other criminal elements to turn a new leaf or leave Lagos as the Command is more reenergized to combat criminalities in his speech at NSCDC, Alausa, Ikeja, after taking over from the previous Lagos leader, CC Edenabu Eweka Okoro.
Usman reassured the citizens of Lagos that the Command was ready to guarantee a free and fair election in the state and he asked them to turn out in large numbers to carry out their civic duties without fear or favor.
He also committed to prioritizing the welfare of his officers, stating that only highly motivated employees would provide their best effort in defending lives and property.
In order to make his vision for the Command a reality, the commandant sought for collaboration from officers and ranks. Eweka Okoro, the previous Commandant, had already thanked the officers for their support and encouraged them to do the same for his replacement. He cited the lack of equipment and a suitable operating base as the Command’s two biggest challenges and pleaded with the government to provide help.
The brand-new Commandant was born in 1970 in Zaria, Kaduna State’s Zaria Local Council. Between 1976 and 1982, he attended Salvation Army Primary School in Agege.
In addition, he studied at Lagos’ Anwar-ul Islam College, Agege, from 1982 to 1987. He studied in the School of Basic Studies at the Bauchi State Polytechnic from 1987 to 1989 after finishing his secondary school. From 1990 to 1993, he continued his education at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Additionally, he has an MPA in public administration from the University of Lagos.