NSCDC deploys motorcycles for 24-hour surveillance in FCT

THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has deployed motorcycles as a new strategy to ensure effective surveillance and combating vandalism of public infrastructure and other critical national assets in FCT.

Commander of NSCDC, Federal Capital FCT Command, Olusola Odumosu, who ordered the deployment, noted that the motorcycles were donated to the Command by the Minister of FCT to facilitate the operations of the corps.

He on Monday presented four (4) motorcycle keys to the Head of the Department of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure (CNAI) and one (1) to his Intelligence and Investigations colleague at the Command Headquarters, Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja.

Public Relations Officer of the FCT Command of NSCDC, Samuel Idoko, in a statement, said Odumosu, during the occasion, charged heads of departments to deploy the working tools for 24-hour surveillance, monitoring and protection of Abuja residence and the growing infrastructure in the FCT.

Recall that the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, has donated five (5) motorcycles to the Command and other security agencies in a bid to ensure that the area is rid of all forms of crime, especially in the city center and other outlying corridors.

Odumosu said: “The FCT minister had supported us with motorcycles to facilitate our activities. He shouldn’t regret it, and in return we should make sure we get him the results he wants.

“The motorcycles will help you navigate some narrow areas, such as bushes and bad roads that you could not reach before, for better surveillance.

“Brace yourselves, and remember that I only expect results, especially now that the minister is putting so much energy and resources into the infrastructural development of the FCT.”

He also warned the staff not to allow miscreants to spoil the good work of the current administration in improving the FCT transportation system.

“The Abuja Metro line would be commissioned very soon. We must join forces with the government to make commissioning and take-off of commercial operations a reality.

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“I want you to pay serious attention to this sector to stop the vandalism of the railway sleepers, cables and other components that could jeopardize its operations.

“And also remember that street lights are being repaired, manhole covers are being replaced and new roads are being built in an unprecedented way.

“It is our responsibility to reduce the threat level to the barest minimum and rid the FCT of vandals, especially those who disguise themselves as scavengers but are indeed criminals in the city,” he stated.

Odumosu thanked the FCT Minister for donating the motorcycles to the Command and assured him that the Command would put them to good use.

He commended him for the wave of infrastructural development in the area and promised that the Command would fulfill its responsibility by waging a full-scale war against the vandalism of all infrastructure in the FCT.

The Commander called on the public to cooperate with the Corps to protect and preserve the aesthetics and monuments of the seat of power by keeping an eye out for anyone tampering with public infrastructure and providing timely and credible information to the Command to be provided for immediate intervention.