Port Harcourt — The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says the fight against oil theft and illegal dealings in petroleum products will continue relentlessly, especially as the new anti-vandal unit has been reconstituted for efficiency and effective service delivery.
To this end, the Commandant of NSCDC in Rivers State, Michael Besong Ogar has affirmed the Command’s commitment to discharging her statutory duties without compromise.
Ogar said this during the monthly special parade at the State Headquarters in Port Harcourt where he charged the Senior Management officers and Divisional Officers to rise up to the task of safeguarding all critical national assets and infrastructures, disaster management, supervision and monitoring of private guard companies amongst others.
He assured that the command under his watch will have no room for any act or behaviour capable of damaging or denigrating the image and integrity of the NSCDC.
“I charge you all to rise up to the responsibility and duties assigned to us as enshrined in the Establishment Act of NSCDC 2003 as amended 2007; you must justify the existence of the Corps by your unwavering commitment and loyalty to the mandate of the NSCDC as any act of Indiscipline, compromise and connivance with economy saboteurs will not go unpunished.
“The NSCDC Commandant General Ahmed Abubakar Audi has reiterated the commitment his Administration to the overall welfare of all officers and men through Training and Re-training programs, timely payment of salaries and benefits as well as Promotion to deserved personnel as at when due.
“Another pivotal point of discourse is Intelligence gathering which is the fulcrum and bedrock of Security if we must achieve meaningful results. To achieve commendable results you must also maintain cordial relationship with the civilians and other security agencies in your deployed areas because Security is a collective responsibility. Hence, no man is an Island of knowledge. Credible and actionable Intelligence will enhance our ability to nip in the bud all criminal activities in the State.”
While promising to protect the identity of whoever volunteers information to the Command; he called on the public to partner with the Command by reporting all acts of criminalities including illegal oil bunkering and other vices, to enable the Command to clamp down on such nefarious activities before they are carried out.
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