The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) conducted sensitization and assessment training for its officers and staff in 34 divisional offices of the Katsina State Command.
During Friday’s training in Katsina, the facilitator, CSC Abdulkadir Umar, said the peace and conflict resolution (PCR) training was aimed at improving their service delivery.
Umar said the PCR was one of the key performance indicators (KPIs) used to measure the performance of the corps by the Ministry of Interior and other international actors.
“The training is in line with the Commanding General’s mantra to reorganize, revitalize, revamp, resuscitate and reposition the NSCDC for better service delivery.
The National Headquarters in Abuja organized the sensitization session on the PCR through the adoption of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism (ADRM).
“The session is an important step in keeping command personnel abreast of current trends in ADR as an important non-kinetic conflict resolution tool.
“Among the key issues discussed were the modus operandi of the PCR in different formations, from national headquarters to desk officers in divisional offices, as they tackle the complexities surrounding conflict resolution.
Complexities include issues related to farmer-herder conflicts, debt collection, interpersonal conflicts such as domestic crises and land disputes.
He also urged participants to collaborate with sister agencies and other stakeholders in conflict resolution.
He said security agencies, traditional authorities, religious leaders, community associations and civil society organizations should deliberate on issues of mutual concern and peaceful coexistence.
State Commander Mohammed Sanusi urged participants to consider all issues discussed and to conduct themselves in accordance with the code of conduct and operational guidelines.
He also commended the initiative of CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi to organize such a capacity building program, to improve the capacities of the Officers and men of the Command. (NOPE)