Abuja - The Nigeria Security and Civil
Defence Corps (NSCDC) has bemoaned economic losses resulting from incessant
vandalism of key infrastructure.
The organisation called for a multi-stakeholder approach
in the fight against vandals.
The Corps Commandant, General Abdullahi Gana, stressed
that activities of economic saboteurs were geared towards selfishness and
self-interest without taking into consideration the adverse effect on the
He said the corps was prepared to ensure that
vandalisation of oil pipelines, electricity cables and equipment,
telecommunication installations and other infrastructure that were of mutual
benefit to the people, was stopped.
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“Nigeria has lost billions of naira to the activities of
vandals and most worrisome is the cost of repairs of the vandalised equipment,”
He said the money meant for developing and improving the
economy to the benefit of citizens as dividends of democracy, was being
channelled towards repairing and replacing vandalised items.
He urged citizens to contribute their quota in the fight
against vandalism and other social vices.
Gana meanwhile expressed satisfaction over the security
situation across the country as Muslim faithful celebrated Eid-el-Kabir.
The commandant and other principal officers of the
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were involved in the patrol as a way of assuring Nigerians of the
security of lives and property during the festive period. - CAJ News
- CAJ News