By Abiodun OBA

Abia State general public has been assured of improved peace and security of the state this yuletide.

Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) gave this assurance on Wednesday evening after a very crucial meeting with the Commandant, Nigerian Navy College of Accounts and Finance, Owerrinta, Captain O. A. Eyitayo at the Command Headquarters in Umuahia.

The Abia State Commandant of NSCDC, Paul Igwebuike described the Nigerian Navy as the command’s age-long dependable ally, emphasising that the meeting has offered them an important opportunity to strengthen the existing relationship between them and to plan ahead on Yuletide security operations in the state.

According to Igwebuike, “This meeting is indeed very strategic in many respects. Beyond the normal familiarisation visits by newly deployed Service Commanders, we have an opportunity here to review strategies, strengthen existing collaboration and emplace measures towards efficiently securing lives and Critical Assets and Infrastructures in the South East region of the country in particular especially ahead of the Yuletide”.

The NSCDC boss reiterated the Commandant General of the Corps, Ahmed Abububakar Audi’s ardent belief and promotion of synergy with sister agencies and has made same an integral part of the Corps’ Standard Operating Procedure, SOP”, stressing, “the gain of synergy implies a tremendous reduction in inter-agency supremacy struggles”.

Speaking on the high expectations of the public on Security agencies Igwebuike said, “No agency is perfect, as perfection itself is not attainable. However, if in the pursuit of perfection, excellence is achieved, then society will be better”.

Earlier in his address, the Nigerian Navy College Owerrinta Commandant, Captain O A Eyitayo reassured of the willingness of the Navy to continue to work closely with NSCDC to achieve greater results, maintaining that the NSCDC and the Navy must always work in synergy to fulfil the mandates of discouraging oil theft, petroleum pipeline vandalism and all forms of illegal dealings in petroleum products in the country.

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