COMMANDANT General (CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has vowed to stamp out all forms of sabotage associated with the vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure across the nation.
According to a press release by the Director, Public Relations, NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu, “this decision was taken following the recent attacks by miscreants and vandals on telecommunication facilities across some Northern parts of the country which created huge loss of resources and revenues to both government and private investors in the sector.
Representing the CG during a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive Officer, NATCOM Development and Investment Limited, Dr. Babatunde Omotoba at their head office in Maitama, Abuja, ACG Irabor Beatrice , in charge of Telecommunications and Power Department, NSCDC National Headquarters, stated that the corps is poised to tackle the menace of vandalism affecting the telecommunications infrastructure in the country.
She assured the NATCOM boss that as the lead agency in the protection of critical infrastructure and national assets, the corps will leave no stone unturned in protecting the telecom sector and reduce attacks on its infrastructure to the barest minimum if not eradicated completely.
“The CG has directed me to assure you that the war against vandalism of our telecommunication infrastructure is total and unrelenting. This will surely extend to every part of the country.
“It is no longer going to be business as usual for the enemies of this sector. We are stepping up our operations and strategies with renewed vigor to solve this menace, I assure you”, she maintained.
Irabor reiterated that Nigeria’s telecom market has witnessed strong growth in recent years due to increasing urban population with rising adoption of the mobile phones that supports 3G, 4G and 5G services across the country, hence the corps will not relent in protecting the industry against saboteurs who are against the economic prosperity of the nation.
“As a major stakeholder, the corps’ efforts would be geared towards reducing issues of threats and attacks to the infrastructural facilities of the nation.
“We are going to proactively and deliberately secure telecom facilities and bring perpetrators to justice in order to make life better for our people”, she assured.