NSCDC Commandant Appeals to Governor Otu for Urgent Intervention in Land Dispute


NSCDC Commandant Appeals to Governor Otu for Urgent Intervention in Land Dispute

By Ndifon Joseph – Calabar

The Cross River State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commander Charles Brown, has appealed to Governor Bassey Edet Otu for immediate intervention in a land dispute concerning a parcel of land designated as an Exhibit Yard by the command, currently occupied by privileged individuals who served in higher places in the previous administration.

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He made the fervent appeal on April 24, 2024, during a courtesy visit by the Special Adviser on Asset Management & Recovery, Barr Gilbert Agbor, to the command headquarters in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

The Commandant outlined the importance of the land to the NSCDS’s activities, emphasizing its role as an exhibit yard; serving as a vital space for storing confiscated materials, evidence, and equipment necessary for the effective discharge of the command’s duties in securing critical national assets, maintaining security and protecting lives and property.

To him, the occupation by officials from the previous administration poses a significant hindrance to the Corp’s operations, and that despite repeated appeals and efforts to resolve the dispute through diplomatic channels, the situation remains unresolved.

He also stressed the urgency of the matter, highlighting the critical need for Governor Otu’s intervention to facilitate the swift resolution of the dispute.

“Let me use this opportunity to appeal to the Governor, through your office, to come to the aid of the command in reclaiming a portion of land which is part of the command’s headquarter, designated as an exhibit yard, currently occupied by bigwigs who served in higher places in the immediate past administration.”

In response to the appeal, the Special Adviser assured the commandant that the Governor is prepared to provide fair hearings to all involved parties, in accordance with principles of fairness, transparency, accountability, and the overriding public interest.

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