Staff Reporter :
Saying professionalism of the force has already been acclaimed at home and abroad, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday highly praised the competence, devotion, dutifulness and loyalty of the members of the Special Security Force (SSF).
“Members of the force are performing their duties of protection of the VVIPs very efficiently with sincerity. Their loyalty, professionalism and efficiency are praiseworthy,” she said.
She urged the SSF members to ensue the security of the VVIPs without creating any distance with people.
“Not creating any distance, but keeping link with people normal, you have to ensure security of the VIPs,” she said while addressing the members of the force at her Tejgaon office marking the 28th founding anniversary of the force.
The Prime Minister hoped that SSF members, like past, would show their utmost loyalty and professionalism while discharging their duties with honesty, sincerity in future. She assured of continuing modernization of the force. It may be mentioned that President Security Force (PSF) was founded in 1986 for protection of the heads of the government and state and other VIPs. Later, the force was renamed as SSF, which is constituted comprising members of armed forces, police and Ansar.
Highlighting the steps taken by her government for development of the SSF, the Prime Minister said, and her government during its tenure from 1996-2001 had taken measures for a modern firing range. Their residence and other facilities were increased after coming to power in 2009.
She said, the SSF was decorated with insignia in 2013 which elevated the SSF to a position of making it as a complete force. Gradually, other facilities for the force would be expanded, she said.
The Prime Minister said, as the public representatives they are accountable to the people. So, SSF members have to be always careful, so that no visitor is hurt from their behaviour. Sheikh Hasina congratulated all members of SSF marking the founding anniversary of the force.