NDDC plans security measures against violence during poll
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) would put measures in place to prevent violence in the region during the upcoming election. This was disclosed by a reliable source close to the NDDC Managing Director, Mr. Nsima Ekere.
The source said the commission is collaborating with NBL and Telecom Masters, which are security specialists; to create integrated information and emergency management centres across the nine states in the region.
According to the source, Nsima, whose tenure at the intermediary commission would end in February 2019, is passionate about leaving a legacy of robust security for the benefits of the indigenes and business community in the region.“In view of the initiative, arrangement had been concluded with the consultant, BNL and Telecom Masters Group.
“They would build a security network system with NDDC, which will help the business community and the indigenes of the region to have access to emergency lines. This is needed to support information management and enhance quick action on the part of security agencies deployed to the trouble prone oil region,” he said.
The source added that the measures would go a long way in reducing crime and violence in the region.“A visit to parts of the Niger Delta area would confirm that several security check points had been mounted at various axis of the region, especially Ogoniland and Akwa-Ibom,” the source added.
At Ikot Ubo, a community leader, Udo Uso Udo, explained the need to create links between the security points and the communities for necessary information support.He said Nsima’s concerns for security has brought tremendous blessing to the Niger Delta people.