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Benue SUBEB, NSCDC partner on school security

The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have partnered to enhance security in basic education schools in the state.

The executive chairman of SUBEB in the state, Dr Grace Adagba, who visited the state command of NSCDC, said this was to safeguard teachers and learners as well as school property, especially in lieu of recent security challenges.

She said: “We cannot fold our hands and wait for the Safe School Policy to take off in earnest before we commence close safeguarding of our schools.

“There’s a need to take temporary measures to address these matters pending when the programme kick-starts fully.”

She recounted a robbery incident at the Model Smart School Adaka last year where many items were stolen.

Adagba expressed optimism that the collaboration would enhance school security across the state. 

She applauded the efforts of the NSCDC and the Commissioner for Education and Knowledge Management in ensuring the completion of the Benue State Response Coordination Centre at the NSCDC Command.

The State Commandant of NSCDC,  Yakubu Ibrahim, appreciated Governor Hyacinth Alia’s efforts towards the Safe School Policy realisation.

NSCDC Benue State Safe School Desk Officer, Richard Agaku, reiterated the commitment of his team to the Safe School Project.