NSCDC boss tasks Lagos command on protection of national asset
The Zonal Commander, Zone A Lagos, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Assistant Commandant – General (ACG), Olasupo Solomon, yesterday, charged the Lagos State Commandant of the Corps, Commandant Eweka Okoro and other tactical and operational commanders in the zone, to deploy adequate number of personnel to all the national assets and infrastructure of the Zone.
Solomon spoke during an emergency summon of his management staff, strategic, tactical and operational commanders to secure critical national assets and infrastructure, comprising; custodial centres, telecommunications and electrical installations, railway stations, oil pipelines, schools, hospitals, stadia, national museum, national theatre and others in the state.
He said the task was in line with the mandate of the agency and the efforts of the Commandant General ( CG ), NSCDC, Ahmed Audi to reposition the Corps, towards maintaining 24 hour surveillance over infrastructure, sites and projects of the Federal, State and Local Governments.
He said: “ The Commandant General, Ahmed has instructed all management staff and heads of all NSCDC formations, across the nation to sit up and confront the criminally-minded persons in the society, with renewed vigour and determination, especially in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.”
“In a bid to achieve this, the CG enjoined all personnel on and off various beats to re – align and revamp their operational procedures and tactics with the prevalent risks and crisis management priorities of the country.”
“We can as well achieve much more, by recognising the existential threats to mutual humanitarian, public safety and security objectives strategically shared between the NSCDC and other sister security agencies across the federation.”
He also warned criminal elements in the Zone, who specialise in vandalization of oil pipeline, rail tracks, transformers, stealing of valuable bridge railings, manhole covers, streetlights, to relocate as they have no hiding place in Lagos State.
According to him, anyone found culpable of the acts will be immediately, made to face the full wrath of the law, to bring lasting peace and sanity to the society.
Meanwhile, the NSCDC boss has lauded Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo – Olu, for putting in place proactive measures and strategies to boost the security architecture of the state at all times.