IBADAN – Dr Ade Abolurin, Commandant-General, Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has warned Nigerians to desist from acts capable of destroying sectors responsible for growth and development of the economy.
Abolurin gave this warning in Ibadan on Thursday evening when he visited the committee on disposal of vehicles and other items confiscated by NSCDC from oil thieves and vandals.
He said the visit was an assessment tour to identify and evaluate all various items forfeited by vandals to the Federal Government.
The commandant-general said that the corps would ensure the arrest and prosecution of anyone caught in any act of vandalism.
“Enough of enlightenment, enough of appealing for now, we want to curb the act of vandalism in the country.
“We want to reduce it drastically, so any offender caught will be punished,” he warned.
Abolurin, who is the chairman of the committee, disclosed that as at February, about 24 people have been convicted by the Oyo state Federal High Court for vandalism.
He, therefore, called on Nigerians to report any suspected vandals to NSCDC or other security agencies.
According to him, government is working to combat crude oil theft, vandalism of public utility and critical infrastructure of government
“Vandalism will cripple the economy. It is not good in any form to anybody,” he said.
Abolurin said all the seized items would be disposed in accordance with government regulation. (NAN)