RIVERS STATE NSCDC COLLABORATES WITH NIGERIAN NAVY TO COMBAT ILLEGAL OIL DEALINGS.

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By Precious Werner Ahiakwo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command has said that the fight against Vandalism and Illegal dealings in petroleum products will continue relentlessly until the State is totally rid of such economic sabotage.

This was made known in a statement signed and made available to the newsmen by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSC Olufemi Ayodele during the visit of the Commandants of Nigerian Navy College Onne to NSCDC Rivers State Command Headquarters.

Commandants Solomon Anabraba and Abubakar Abubakar Umar were both received by the Assistant Commandant General in charge of Zone L, ACG James Bassey psc+ who appreciated the Nigerian Navy for sustaining the already existing Synergy by handling over arrested suspected Vandals to the NSCDC for prosecution from time to time.

While stating the purpose of their visit the Navy Commanders lauded the NSCDC Commandant General Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni for prioritizing training and re-training of personell of the Corps stressing that the efficiency in service delivery of any Military or Paramilitary formation is centered on adequate Security Trainings.

“We as an organization have enjoyed good working relationship with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps overtime and as we assumed Office as Commandants of the Nigeria Navy College Onne, Rivers State; it is central and germane that we pay courtesy call to the Zonal Commander and the State Commandants of NSCDC in Rivers State”

In the height of the event the Zonal Commander appreciated the renewed vigor of the Commandant General Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni. who in his magnanimity gave three utility vehicles to the Command. While commissioning the vehicles alongside Commandant Abu Tambuwal the ACG appreciated the officers and men of Rivers State Command for giving unalloyed support to the State Commandant.

Commandant Tambuwal further affirmed that the Rivers State Command would continue to wage war against economic saboteurs in the State. ” Our operations is in tandem with the Commandant General’s vision to eradicate the manace of Vandalism of oil pipelines and illegal dealings in petroleum products across the nation. Therefore, anyone involved either directly or indirectly in such unscrupulous business should either stop and find lawful means of livelihood or risk being arrested and prosecuted accordingly.