The Zonal Commander of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Zone A Lagos, Assistant Commandant-General (ACG) Olasupo Adebayo Solomon, has charged the Lagos State Commandant of the Corps, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Okoro and other strategic, tactical and operational commanders in the Zone to deploy adequate number of personnel to all the Critical National Assets and Infrastructure of the Zone.
National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report that he gave this charge during an emergency summon of his management staff, strategic, tactical and operational commanders on Wednesday 17th August, 2022 at the Zone A, Zonal Command Headquarters, Obalende, Lagos.
The critical national assets and infrastructure include custodial centres, telecommunications and electrical installations, railway stations and assets, oil pipelines, schools, hospitals, stadia, national museum, national theatre and many more in the State.
Speaking ACG Olasupo Solomon noted: ‘the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni 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, which is the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.
In a bid to achieving 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 recognizing 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 encouraged the NSCDC officers that their welfare is of utmost importance to the Commandant-General, Dr. Abubakar Ahmed Audi. ‘I wish to state as follows considering the enormity of threats and the importance of Lagos State to the economic and social well-being of the nation, officers and men of the Corps scattered across locations of security interests within and around Lagos State are to be swiftly informed that the Commandant General and his management team are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring all personnel’s welfare and rights are well attended to as at when due’.
The Zonal Commander then seized the opportunity to seriously warn criminal elements in the Zone who specializes in vandalization of oil pipeline, rail tracks, transformers, stealing of valuable bridge railings, manhole covers, street lights to relocate as they have no hiding place in Lagos State. He added that anyone found culpable, of the acts will be immediately, made to face the full wrath of the law, in order to bring lasting peace and sanity to the society.
The Zonal Commander lauded the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for putting in place robust and proactive measures and strategies to boost the security architecture of the State at all times, in a bid to effectively forestall all malicious threats by economic saboteurs and criminals in the State.
He categorically stated also that Lagos has remained one of the most secured states in Nigeria, because the Executive Governor has been able to mobilise and coordinate inter- agency security collaboration effectively, in the State.