NSCDC pledges to protect MDGs facilities in Plateau

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Director-General-Nigerian-Security-and-Civil-Defence-Corps-NSCDC-Ade-AbolurinThe Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Plateau Command, on Monday said it would protect facilities provided by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in state.

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Mr Vincent Bature, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, said this while receiving Mr Peter Gai, the Coordinator, Project Support Unit of the MDGs in Plateau.

 

Bature said that one of the core mandates of the corps was to protect critical infrastructure and promised to protect projects provided by the MDGs.

 

“Our duty is to protect critical infrastructure, and I can assure you that we will protect the facilities your organisation is constructing for the good of the people.

 

“Our operations are very close to yours as they both touch human lives. Yours is to carry out the projects for the people and ours is to protect them from vandals.

 

“All you need to do is to give us an order that you have established a project in a particular area and we will take care of it,’’ he said.

 

Bature commended the MDGs for its performance, particularly in rural communities, saying that many communities were enjoying some social amenities provided by the organisation.

 

The commandant said that the NSCDC had, in the past, arrested many vandals trying to break pipelines connecting Plateau and other states.

 

According to him, the command has stationed more than 200 personnel at PHCN installations in the state to avoid any act of vandalism.

 

“Recently, PHCN was handed over to private investors and we have continued to make sure that electrical installations are not tampered with by vandals.’’

 

Gai had earlier told the commandant that the visit was to solicit the support of the corps in protecting its projects.

 

The coordinator said the good intentions of MDGs were in most times thwarted by vandals, who removed vital parts of some facilities and rendered them useless for the beneficiaries.

He said that many solar boreholes provided to some communities were no longer functioning because either their panels or pumping machines were removed by thieves. (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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