The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps to establish Safe School Initiative to protect all schools across the nation.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola gave the directive after decorating the new Commandant General of NSCDC Ahmed Audi in Abuja.
Mr Aregbesola explained that the NSCDC is constitutionally mandated to protect all government infrastructure.
He said the Safe School Initiative would help stem the incident of kidnapping of school children nationwide.
The Minister also charged the Commandant General to show leadership capacity and reposition the agency for greater service within six months in office.
The elated decorated Commandant General in his response appreciate president Mohammadu Buhari for the appointment and promised to commit himself to the service of the nation.