The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Oyo State Command, has embarked on psychological assessment tests for its personnel.
The command said the exercise was in compliance with the directive of the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana, adding that the test would hold in four centres across Oyo State and end on July 7.
The Public Relations Officer(PRO), Oyo State Command, Olusegun Oluwole said in a statement on Saturday that the management staff, area commanders, divisional officers, officers, and men of the corps would be involved in the exercise, which began on Friday.
Oluwole quoted the Commadant in the state, John Adewoye as saying that “the personnel in Area ‘A’ and ‘B’ will do the test at Oyo State Command Headquarters, Agodi; Area ‘C’ and ‘E’ will have their test in Oyo; personnel from Area ‘D’ will be at Iseyin and Area ‘F’ Command office at Igboora.’’
He stated that the psychological test is to ascertain the emotional and psychological status of its personnel and is being conducted by a team of experts headed by Fatoyinbo Oluseyi from the Behavioural Forensic Unit of the corps.
“The test is aimed at ascertaining emotional and psychological profiles of personnel, identifying behavioural tendencies and competencies for professional success, understanding individual personnel’s symptoms in the context of overall functioning and identifying areas of psycho-social needs for an appropriate intervention programme.
“Also to produce security personnel who are ethically well grounded, socially conscious of their environment, technically and professionally competent to protect lives and properties of all Nigerians and foreigners without prejudice,’’ he said.