August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

NAVY, NSCDC partner to Protect National Assets, Infrastructure in Lagos

The Flag Officer, Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Barabutemegha Jason Gbasa and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, Mr Ayeni Paul Kolawole have agreed to work to protect the state from terror attacks.

The two officers who met during Kolawole’s visit to the Naval Chief resolved on the need to further intensify, solidify and cement the already existing synergy and collaboration between the NSCDC and the Nigerian Navy in Lagos State.

According to a statement signed by the NSCDC Public Relations, Lagos State Command, Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide on Saturday, the high points of their discussion included the synergy between the Corps and the Navy in the state.

They both stressed the need for continuous professional and quality collaboration between the two agencies to ensure the security of lives and property and protection of critical national infrastructure belonging to the federal, state and local governments in the state.

They also agreed on robust, rigorous and holistic pipeline protection and monitoring in the state as well as ensuring unflinching military support and cordial joint operations in a bid to eradicate of forms of vandalism leading to economic sabotage in the state.