Osun NSCDC embarks on Psychological assessment exercise for arms bearing personnel
Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osogbo has commenced forensic psychological assessment for the arms bearing personnel with a view to ascertaining the level of their emotional and psychological status so as to forestall any unprofessional act of misuse of firearms that may emanate from any uncontrolled emotional outburst.
Osun State Commandant of NSCDC Emmanuel Ocheja who declared the event opened,at the state headquarters of the corp unveiled the psychological test materials for participants that cut across all the rank and file of the corp.
Commandant Ocheja, urged participants to pay rapt attention to details regarding the smooth conduct of the examination.
He reiterated the efforts and commitments of the Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi,in repositioning the Corps towards attainment of an enviable position among the comity of security outfits in the country.
The Head of forensic and Behavioural Unit, Osun state Command of NSCDC, Stephen Oyebode in his opening remarks maintained that primary essence of the assessment exercise was put in place by the Unit to offer psychotherapy and psycho-social intervention to Officers who may need such assistance.
He stated further that, the exercise is aimed at selecting the best capable hands in the corp who can be entrusted with arms and ammunitions.
The Head of the Forensic and Behavioural Unit NSCDC, National Headquarters Abuja, Dr Tersoo Shaapera who was represented by Dr Olawale Folarin, a clinical psychologist expressed the imperative of the exercise and the need to uphold the tenets of rule of engagement through the enhancement of the nitty-gritty of emotional Intelligence.
He stressed that NSCDC would ensure that,they turn out officers who have been satisfied to be in the best frame of mind,that would not misbehaved with their riffles while on duties,and bring Dishonour to the corp.
Dr.Folarin delivered series of lectures in order to keep the officers abreast of the new methodologies involved in arms bearing and effective ways of handling ammunition by men and officers of the Corp.
Mr Daniel Adigun, the command spokesman at the events stressed that the evaluation will takes place in batches so as to foster better opportunity for one on one interview with the seasoned experts and resource persons on ground.
Mr.Adigun disclosed that it is indeed a new era in the annals of NSCDC history as the Corps will not tolerate any excuse under the guise of accidental discharge, ” There is nothing as accidental discharge as the process of firing a bullet entails certain steps to be followed at all times.
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