Security: Gov Dickson pledges collaboration with law enforcement agencies ... attributes prevailing peace to security agencies, others

Create: 01/26/2017 - 18:00

Bayelsa State Governor Hon. Seriake Dickson has reaffirmed his admnistration's commitment to partner with law enforcement agencies in the state, towards securing lives and property, particularly the protection of the nation's oil and gas assets.

Bayelsa State Governor Hon. Seriake Dickson has reaffirmed his admnistration's commitment to partner with law enforcement agencies in the state, towards securing lives and property, particularly the protection of the nation's oil and gas assets.

Governor Dickson made the remark, while receiving the Assistant Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in charge of Zone G, Mr. Bassey O. Bassey in Government House, Yenagoa.

He noted that, the prevailing peace and stability being enjoyed in the state was attributable to the hardwork and collaborative efforts of all security agencies, as well as the peaceful disposition of the people of the state.

According to Governor Dickson, the men and officers of the NSCDC deserve commendation for their vital role in gaurding against the vandalization of crude oil pipelines across the country.

Responding to the issues raised by the Assistant Commandant-General, Zone G, the Governor assured the Corps of the government's support in addressing some of the challenges hampering the smooth operations of the security outfit.

On the issue of integrating officers of the state NSCDC into the various divisions and area commands in the state security network  of the respective areas, Governor Dickson noted that, such an arrangement was already in place to beef up security in the state.

The Governor, who acknowledged that the visit of the Assistant Commandant-General, Zone G, would boost the morale of the officers, directed the Chief of Staff of Government House, Yenagoa to liaise with the Ministry of Lands and Survey to acquire and process the Certificate of Occupancy for the piece of land donated to the corps by the government.

Earlier in his remarks, the Assistant Commandant-General, NSDC in charge of Zone G, Mr. Bassey O. Bassey had said he was in the state for a 2-day visit as part of his familiarization tour to the various commands under the zone following his appointment as Zonal Commander.

Commending Governor Dickson for his developmental strides, he expressed appreciation to the state government for its support, especially in the provision of land for the construction of the state's command.

Mr. Bassey also appealed to the state government to provide speed boats and operational vehicles to enable the Corps effectively discharge its duties.

The State Commandants of Delta, Commandant Beatrice Irabor,  Anambra Commandant John Anwes, including that of Bayelsa, Command Desmond Agu accompanied Mr. Bassey on the visit.