By Segun Oye
Some personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who are holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate have decried discrimination against them in the area of promotion.
The personnel especially those recruited into the Corps in 2012 lamented that nine years after, they are yet to be promoted.
According to a petition sent to the Civil Defence, Immigration and Prisons Service Board (CDIPB) and sighted by Prompt News, those who were recruited alongside with them but holders of Bachelors degree and NCE have been invited for promotion and now far ahead of them in rank.
The personnel also frowned at a situation where those who are even NCE holders are now ahead of them having been promoted as at when due.
The aggrieved personnel therefore, apealed to the Civil Defence, Immigration and Prisons Service Board (CDCFIB) to do the needful by placing them on appropriate rank.
“Some personnel with NCE are ahead of HND holders because they are writing promotion examination as at when due while HND holder personnels are left hopeless.
“Our fear, when are we going to be considered for promotion and which rank are we going to be retired on, after serving our father land?
“So, we are urging the appropriate authority concerned to look into this lingering issue to curtail internal crisis within the corp,” the petition reads in part.
Meanwhile, effort made by Prompt News to speak with the Spokesperson of NSCDC proved abortive.