The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro, has deployed 1,172 officers and men to ensure adequate security and the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure in the state.
The Commandant disclosed that it is germaine to switch on the eagle eye of security during festival celebrations as such and at all times.
He further said that this efforts will help to rid of criminals and eradicate the nefarious activities of vandals and other criminal elements that could be inimical to the economic growth and development of the state.
Commandant Eweka, in a bid to ensure peace and tranquility and the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure amongst other things, in Lagos State before, during and after this year’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration, has intentionalised and institutionalized new operational strategies in the State Command Headquarters, Area Commands, Divisional Offices, Right of ways and other tactical formations of the Command.
He went further to elucidate the significance of the operational guidelines to the Head of Departments, Head of Units in the Command, six(6) Area Commanders, twenty(20) Divisional Officers, thirty-seven(37) officers-in-charge(OCs) of sub-divisions and outposts, Unit and Tactical Commanders.
He charged the officers to bring the right and appropriate impetus on board to protect all strategic locations, points, facilities, right of ways, oil pipeline installations, religious and worship centres, parks and gardens and all assets belonging to the Local, State and Federal Government of Nigeria, in the state,
before, during and after the celebration, through the use of robust intelligence gathering, intensive patrols – physical and psychological, crime prevention mechanisms, Quick Intervention Squad approach (QIS) and collective security approach.
The Commandant, while congratulating the Muslim Faithfuls in the state, on this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration, warned the officers and men deployed to be on the alert as they discharge their duties without fear or favour of any kind. He also further charged the officers and men deployed to remain professional, competent, respect the rights and privileges of the civil populace, in the course of their duties, before, during and after the celebration.