By Maritime Security News
Considering the rampant cases of vandalization materials used in the ongoing construction of Lagos to Ibadan Standard gauge railway line by hoodlums the Federal government has established a Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Command of National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
According to a statement signed by Deputy Director, Public Relations of the corporation, Mr. Yakub Mahmood, the deployment of corps is based on the need to safeguard the critical national assets and infrastructure of the corporation.
Speaking during the inauguration of the command in Lagos recently the Commandant General of NSCDC Mr. Abdulahi Gana who was represented by Deputy Commandant General Mr. K.S Aminu, Director of Operations, NRC Mr. Niyi Alli assured management of NSCDC of the commitment of NRC management towards provision of necessary logistics such as office and residential accommodation that enable the railway command of NSCDC to take off hitch free and perform maximally towards provision of security.
Representing the managing director of the corporation, Engr Fidet Okhiria, the director operations said officials of the corps should consult with the management of the corporation whenever there is security threat.
Responding the deputy commandant general, NSCDC Mr. Aminu assured management of the corporation of readiness to tackle security challenges and threats on NRC facilities.