02 October 2013, Lagos – The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has sought the assistance of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, to help secure its vital assets and reduce revenue losses to the nation.
Director of the DPR, Mr. George Osahon with his management team made the call for the partnership during a courtesy visit on the state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, Commandant Adesuyi Clement Dayo at their Ikeja Command.
The DPR boss lamented the loss of revenue by the Federal Government through oil theft stressing the importance for relevant authorities to work in partnership towards ensuring that this criminality is stopped.
He requested for partnership between DPR and NSCDC in the area of enforcement towards ensuring that the law takes its right course on the perpetrators of the crime.
In response, the NSCDC boss said the partnership was a welcome development and promised to work together with the organization. He used the opportunity to throw more light on the NSCDC statutory functions and activities of the corps so far within the state. He said the corps members have tried their best towards monitoring and protection of oil installations in the country, but frown at recent sabotage being experienced by the corps from some unpatriotic members of the public.
He used the same forum to ask for assistance from DPR and other relevant bodies in the area of logistics. This he believes will go a long way in assisting the corps towards monitoring of oil installations and other critical infrastructures within the state.
– The Nation