NSCDC LAGOS STATE COMMAND AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PROTECT CRITICAL NATIONAL ASSETS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, DEPLOYS MASSIVELY FOR EIDUL – FITRI CELEBRATION.
“We will not allow any form of economic sabotage, before, during and after this year’s Eidul – fitri celebration,” Alfadarai said.
Consequent upon the Federal Government’s declaration of Friday, 21st April and Monday, 24th April, 2023, as Public Holidays, by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, to mark this year’s Eidul Fitri celebration, the State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant of Corps Usman Ishaq Alfadarai, fdc, mnim, mpa, fisn, has immediately, deployed over two thousand, five hundred ( 2,500 ) officers and men to ensure adequate security and protection of critical national assets and infrastructure in the state.
The Lagos State Commandant, UI Alfadarai, disclosed that it was very important to ensure speedy deployment of personnel during the celebration and at all times. He further stated that the re – invigorated strategies put in place will aid the arrest of criminals and eradicate the nefarious activities of vandals and other criminal elements that could be inimical to the economic growth and development of the state.
“We will not allow any form of economic sabotage, before, during and after this year’s Eidul – fitri celebration,” Alfadarai said, while addressing the top management of the command.
Further more, it is important to state clearly that the command has mapped out its operational strategies and procedures, identified volatile spots and points and also factored in response mechanisms during eventualities, in a bid to ensure peaceful celebrations and adequate protection of critical national assets and infrastructure, before, during and after the Holidays, amongst other things, in the State.
The Lagos State Commandant went further to elucidate the significance of the operational guidelines, to the Head of Departments, Head of Units in the Command, six(6) Area Commanders, twenty(20) Divisional Officers, thirty-seven(37) officers-in-charge(OCs) of sub-divisions and outposts, Unit and Tactical Commanders, and charged the Department of Operations, to take responsibility, for the deployment of adequate personnel across the state accordingly.
He also charged the officers and men of the Corps, to bring the right and appropriate impetus on board and focus on protecting all strategic locations, points, facilities, right of ways, oil pipeline installations, religious and worship centres, parks and gardens, disaster and traffic control and management and all assets belonging to The Local, State and Federal Government of Nigeria in the state.
He advised personnel to make good use of the following mechanisms; robust intelligence gathering and processing intensive patrol and monitoring of identified spots and assets, physical and psychological, crime prevention mechanisms, Emergency response and Disaster management skills, to nip security matters in the bud before they escalate amidst many others, while members of the public are as well advised to contact the following phone lines in case of emergencies; 08187186124, 08163597310.
Finally, the Commandant, congratulated, Muslim faithfuls, in the state, for a successful completion of the Holy month of Ramadan and wished them the best rewards from God Almighty.
Nevertheless, the Commandant, warned the officers and men deployed to be on the alert as they discharge their duties without fear or favour of any kind. He also further charged them to remain professional, competent and to respect the rights and privileges of the civil populace, in the course of their duties, before, during and after the celebrations, as any one found wanting of any infraction against the people will not be spared.