Dr Ahmed Audi, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has ordered the immediate surgery of one of the Corps’ personnel involved in an accident while on official duty.
Olusola Odumosu, the spokesperson for the Corps, in a statement on Monday said the Commandant General gave the directive during a visit to National Hospital, Abuja, to personally examine and assess the patient’s health condition and the progress made with his treatment.
ASC II Ibrahim Adam, 40, according to the statement, was among the personnel of the Lagos State Command involved in a road crash that occurred at the Giri junction, Abuja that resulted in the death of one of the occupants.
The statement explained, “On Friday, February 24, 2023, a day before the presidential and National Assembly elections, an accident among the personnel of the Lagos State Command involved in a road crash which occurred at the Giri junction, Abuja that resulted in the death of one of the occupants shortly after take-off from the Corps national headquarters.”
According to the statement, five of the personnel were injured in the accident and had been treated and discharged.
The statement added that the CG directed the Head of unit of the NSCDC Health and Medical Services, Oba Jude, who was designated to monitor and coordinate the victim’s treatment, to make sure all needed for the treatment was accorded to the affected officer that was diagnosed to have spinal cord injury with multiple fractures.
He noted that the staff are all dedicated and committed officers, saying that he noticed that there are signs and hope of more significant improvement when the proposed surgery is carried out on the personnel.
The Corps, according to the Commandant General, is ready to pay the bills of the surgery and other associated treatments in an effort to get them back in good health.