PRESIDENT ORDERS NSCDC TO STOP OIL THEFT IN NIGER-DELTA
Written by Kayode Sanni on August 26, 2022
President MUHAMMADU BUHARI has ordered the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to stop crude oil thefts and vandalism in the Niger/Delta region.
The Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Dr. AHMED AUDI stated this while addressing States Commandants, zonal Commandants, Assistant Commandant-Generals, and Deputy Commandant Generals at a strategic Meeting at the headquarters of the Corps in Abuja.
Dr. AUDI, who lamented that the nation’s economic support is being looted by criminal elements said that President BUHARI has ordered the NSCDC to use all means possible to protect the nation’s critical assets and infrastructure, warning that any personnel of the Corps who undermines the Presidential directive would be severely dealt with.
AUDI also revealed that a Panel of Inquiry has been established by the Corps to probe alleged acts of collusion and compromise on the part of some personnel who were found to have compromised their mandate to arrest oil thieves and vandals, noting that those found wanting would be sanctioned accordingly.