By Palma Ileye
Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi as well as the entire Management and Personnel of the Corps has expressed a rude shock upon the news of the demise of one of the Senior Management Staff Officers at the National Headquarters in Abuja.
According to a press release issued by NSCDC Spokesperson, CSC Babawale Afolabi, the Commandant General broke the news of the death of Assistant Commandant General Helen Omavuayen Amakiri on Monday 29th January 2024.
He relayed that ACG Helen Imuavuayen gave up the ghost in the early hours of the same day after a brief illness.
“Amakiri was the Acting DCG in charge of the Directorate of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, CNAI; a position she held with utmost dedication and effective service delivery before her sudden demise.
“Born in 1966, the Late Helen Imuavuayen was a native of Southern Ijaw LGA in Bayelsa State.
“She was enlisted in the NSCDC as a Commission Officer in 2004 and rose through the ranks largely due to her dedication to duty and excellent academic certificates which she obtained at the graduate and postgraduate level from various universities notable among them: the University of Ibadan, University of Benin, University of Calabar among others.
“Late ACG Amakiri served in various Senior management levels in the NSCDC amongst which are: ACG Directorate of Administration, National Headquarters Abuja; Rivers State Commandant (2014-2017) and Commandant SERVICOM Unit.
“It is on record that during her tenure of office, the NSCDC SERVICOM Unit emerged as the best-performing SERVICOM Unit in all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
“The departed ACG attended various trainings both in Nigeria and abroad.
“Notably, she was selected as a facilitator/ and doctorate scholar of the Institute of Government and Development Studies who embarked on a training tour at the prestigious Frobenias Institute of Research in Cultural Anthropology, Germany in 2019.
“She was a member of the following Professional bodies: Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria; Institute of Management, NIM, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, ICMC, among others,” the statement disclosed.
The NSCDC CG also described the late ACG Helen Amakiri as an exceptionally outstanding Officer, a gallant and erudite Senior
Management Staff whose demise was a monumental loss to the Corps and she would be greatly missed.
He further condoled the family and friends of the deceased praying that the Almighty God will grant the repose of her soul.