The Assistant Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Zone G, Mr. Bassey O. Bassey, has warned all vandals in the zone to stop vandalising government’s critical assets in their own interest.
The newly-appointed ACG handed down the warning during a familiarisation tour of the Bayelsa State Command of the corps.
Bassey, who was accompanied during the tour by state commandants of Delta and Anambra, Mrs. Beatrice Irabor and Mr. John Ahwe respectively, stated that in 2017, the NSCDC was out to arrest all would-be vandals and those in the business of vandalism.
He and members of his entourage were received by the Bayelsa State Commandant, Mr. Desmond Agu and officers and men of the command.
He stated, ”I am warning all vandals and those who want to vandalise the critical assets of government that in 2017 the Civil Defence is out to arrest all would-be vandals and those in the business of vandalism.
”I want to reiterate that with our renewed and invigorated civil defence, vandalism is no more a paying jobs. They (vandals) should find an alternative job to do because if they go on, they will sure be arrested and be prosecuted in the court of law.
He said his visit was just to familiarise himself with officers and men of the command and also to see their progress, boost their morale and to encourage them the more to carry out their core mandate diligently.
Addressing officers and men at a parade in his honour, the ACG rated the Bayelsa State command high in achievements, urging them not to rest on their oars.
He advised civil defenders to shun gossips, writing of petitions without names and other negative tendencies they were involved in.
He added, ”I’m always saying civil defenders should be tolerant in petition writing. Please, your commandant here is accessible and he has a good heart, if you have anything that is bothering you, there is always a way you can go to your commandant, instead of writing a petitions.
”Stop writing petitions without names, because any petition you write without names are false petitions. If you can’t stand by what you say, then you are perpetrating falsehood. ”Let’s us not do anything that will bring down this corps. In our attitudes, in the way we relate to other agencies, let us carry out our work with a lot of humility and try to raise the bar of our performance.”
In his remarks, Agu said since the beginning of the year, his command had destroyed 18 illegal refineries in some parts of the state.
”By the special grace of God, these officers and men have helped me to make sure crimes are minimized in Baylesa,” Agu stated.
He said the visit of Bassey was a morale booster for all the officers and men of the command.
Agu said the commendation given to his command was to spur them to do more, noting that the command’s achievement was due to the hard work, loyalty and dedication of his officers and men.