The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Prof. Ade Abolurin has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that improved and adequate security of life and property of the citizens is maintained during and after this year’s Eid-el Fitr celebration.
The Corps helmsman said this yesterday in his message to mark the Eid-el-Fitri.
That was at an inaugural meeting of the management of the Ministry of Interior and the various service Chiefs under the ministry’s supervision, comprising the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Prison Service (NPS), Federal Fire Service (NFS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Prof Abolurin, who condemned what he termed act of terrorism, emphasised the criminality of the recent attack on the United Nations’ headquarters as well as the crisis which rocked Jos, the Plateau state Capital, Monday, claiming about 18 lives and over 40 persons seriously injured and said that government would continue to pursue strict control policy.
He further revealed that he had, sequel to this ugly trend, directed all State Commands of the Corps to, as a matter of urgency, beef-up security by deploying adequate personnel to all nooks and crannies of their states in order to effectively checkmate criminals activities in the country.
While harping on the fact that security of lives and properties remained a mandate to be fulfilled, the Civil Defence chief urged the society at large to see security of the nation as a joint task for the good of all and pleaded that they be availed with useful information to be able to take proactive measures.
Felicitating with President Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo on this year’s Eid Mubarak celebration, he appealed to Muslims to imbibe the teachings of prophet Mohammed which stresses peace, unity and holiness.
The Civil Defence boss also charged the Muslim community to take into consideration the fact that the just concluded fasting signified a period for atonement of sins and forgiveness from the Almighty Allah and thus make moves to reconcile and build peace.
While pledging the Corps’ unalloyed commitment to providing security for the nation, Prof Abolurin charged Nigerians to imbibe unity and shun any form of ethno-religious crisis capable of tearing the nation apart.
He appealed to Nigerians not to fold their arms and condemn the security agencies anytime there was a problem.
Rather, he said they should see themselves as part of security apparatus of this country to unearth any evil doer living amongst us since they are human beings and not spirit who are invincible.