14 October 2013, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has agreed to partner the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to provide security for the nation’s oil and gas facilities.
Director of the DPR, Mr. George Osahon and his management team visited the NSCDC Lagos Command in Ikeja during which he called for a partnership of the two agencies on the safety of the national assets.
The DPR boss lamented the loss of revenue by the Federal Government through oil theft, stressing the need for relevant authorities to work in partnership towards bringing an end to the criminality.
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 Commandant of the NSCDC, Lagos State Command, Adesuyi Clement Dayo, said the partnership was a welcome development and promised to work together with the oil industry watchdog.
Dayo used the opportunity to explain 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.
He called 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.