Life is expected to be enjoyed by the living and not being endured in the scale of balance. Provision of social and basic amenities are essential for life to be worthy of living. In recent past and present, successive governments in their wisdom have provided the basic/social amenities and infrastructures to enjoy life. On the long run, It will interest you to know that the NSCDC who is also the lead agency in the protection of all government critical assets and Infrastructure has declared that the protection of these Critical National Assets and Infrastructure is sanrosact and not negotiable
The State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Delta State Command Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun made these statements through the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC DSC Emeka Peters Okwechime while briefing news men at the State Headquarters of the NSCDC in Asaba the Delta State Capital.
Dsc Emeka Peters maintained that the command in its renewed efforts to ensuring a crime free society and the dire need to beef up security in all Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, the State Commandant have ordered the Massive deployment of officers to provide adequate security and protection of all Public Centers and all Critical Assets and Infrastructure across the State. The statement also directed all Area Commander’s, various Head of Department and Units, the 25 Divisional Officers to supervise and monitor the deployed officers. Similarly, the Commandant General of the NSCDC Dr Abubakar Audi Ahmed PhD(mni), through a memo from the National Headquarters of the NSCDC ordered the immediate deployment of NSCDC personnel to schools in ensuring the safe school initiative of the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
On the issue of monies lost by the federal government through stolen crude, the NSCDC spokesman said, that the crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism would have worsen or taken a different dimension other than what it is today if not for the emergence and the gallant fight of the NSCDC as a Messiah in tackling the issues of crude theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta Region. Recently, the Command arrested over 192 suspects, 52 tankers, 11 Articulated trucks, Toyota Sequoia Jeeps, Sienna bus, Mini buses ,Saloon Cars and 50mm diameters hose, all used in the illegally dealing in petroleum product, crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism.
Beside the huge success recorded by the Command, the PRO used the opportunity to call on the Judiciary to attend all NSCDC cases promptly in order to speed up the trials and prosecutions of crude oil thieves suspects brought before the court. That if these suspects are being sentence to jail regularly and timely, it will serve as deterrent to others not to take to crime. Dsc Emeka Peters also disclosed that the NSCDC would perform excellently well if the corps is well equiped and necessary logistics adequately provided in order to be able to crush these Vandals carrying sophisticated weapons.
On the 2023 general election, the NSCDC Image Maker said, that the state Commandant Akinsanya I. A called on all politicians in the state and all political stakeholders to eschew political bitterness, hate speech, campaign of calumny which is culpable of breaching the peace.
The NSCDC Boss through the command public relations officer DSC Emeka Peters said that politicians should rather discuss their plans, programmes and strategies to better the lot of the State and her citizens. He enjoined all political class to engage themselves on issue base campaign rather than taking to cheap blackmail, lies and propaganda which will not help the system.
Dsc Emeka Peters
Public Relations Officer