Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Meet Civil Defence Commander Who Was Once A Wheelbarrow Pusher

This is the typical grass-to-grace story. He lost his parents at age three. With no one to help as he grew, he started pushing wheelbarrow around, earning meagre sums of money from clients. At a point, he learned to ride a motorcycle, and soon became an okada operator. Life seemed harsh, the future bleak.

Mr Desmond Agu kept pushing, and one day he joined the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as a volunteer. Today, he is a commandant in the security agency.

Commandant Agu is not shy talking about his humble beginnings. His 54th birthday offered another opportunity to relive his experience in the hope that some struggling youth will be inspired and see the bright side of life.

Agu credited God with his transformation, and demonstrated his joy by showcasing some engaging dance steps. His impressed audience cheered him on.

Before his deployment to Makurdi, Commandant Agu had served as commandant in Plateau and Bayelsa states.
The birthday celebration and thanksgiving service was held at the NSCDC office in the Federal Secretariat, Makurdi, the Benue state capital.

The commandant urged Nigerians, especially those struggling with finances, to look up to God with hope.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 4, Assistant Comptroller of Prisons, Benue State and the Igbo community in Makurdi attended the event. Some described Agu as a workaholic.

Commandant Agu hails from Imo State and is commandant at the Zone H headquarters of the NSCDC, Makurdi.

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