NSCDC-nabs-vandals1The Federal Government has beefed up security around all power assets and installations that were handed over to new owners across the country at the weekend.

This emerged as the National Security Adviser (NSA) ordered the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) immediately begin to tall these power assets.

A statement by the NSCDC made available to **Daily Independent** at the weekend, said the corps has been directed to provide adequate security coverage in all Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) installations and other critical infrastructure as well as government assets nationwide.

This directive, according to the statement signed by the NSCDC spokesman, Ogun State Command, Olanrewaju Kareem, handed down by the National Security adviser to ensure all PHCN facilities located at different places all over the country are well safe guarded for smooth handing over to the new investors.

The order which emanated from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and addressed to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) requires immediate deployment of officers and men of the corps to the areas concerned without delay.

In line with this directive, Kareem said that the Ogun state Commandant Aboluwoye Akinwande made a facility tour on Olorunsogo Power Plant and some other PHCNs’ facilities located at difference places of Ogun State.

Aboluwoye, who was received by the top management of Olorunsogo Power Plant led by the Assistant General Manager, Production, Tijani Ibrahim, said, he was there to assess the security situation on ground and to know whether there are other related challenges that needs urgent attention.

Speaking further, the Commandant acknowledged the sensitive nature of the facilities and the enormous resources committed to it, hence the need to beef up security around the facilities.

“The facilities are important for socio-economical development and survival of our nation, as such, we cannot afford for it to be tampered with by some unscrupulous elements” said Aboluwoye.

Responding on behalf of the Power Plant Management, Tijani appreciated the visit and commended the Commandant for the high level of professionalism displayed by the corps officers deployed to guard the facilities.


Information from Daily Independent was used in this report.