EMBER MONTHS: EKITI NSCDC PROMISES WATERTIGHT SECURITY ON PUBLIC UTILITIES

By Blessing Agboola

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Ekiti State Command has assured people of Ekiti State of adequate protection on Critical National Asset and Infrastructure in the Ember Months.

According to the corps ember months is always associated with destruction of Critical National Asset and Infrastructure as vandals will be moving round public and private corporations facilities destroying them for the purpose of making quick money or making use of the opportunity to steal and cause havoc in the State.

In a statement in Ado Ekiti, the State Commandant Mr. Solomon Iyamu explained that Ember months are not different from any other months in the year except the increase in the socio-economic activities that are often trigger vandalization, robbery, stealing, maiming and other social challenges that can be curbed by the Corps with her preparations and setting up of Eagles Eyes Feedback that has been assisting in protecting Critical National Assets.

“The reality of this period necessitate the increase in the usage of communication network systems rather that travelling to attend meeting or other social engagements.

“This calls for the need to protect base stations and other communication installations in the state to allow all Ekiti inhabitants to enjoy the benefit of Communication network without forgetting that electrical installation that has been playing an important part to illuminate our environment and assist businesses to survive .

” Electrical installations will be adequately manned as we have been doing before now. The 132/133KVA station in the state capital has been mapped out with our radar system and surveillance has been placed to forestall vandalization.

The State Command also assured people of Ekiti State that the on- going water projects in the state would be protected during Ember Months and beyond as pipes and other materials were stationed in the forest where vandals could easily destroy them because of little or no security coverage.

“On the basis of this, the command has directed the CNAI department to work with the Water Corporation as well as the contractors to list out the waterlines and all the areas in which their materials are located and placed to allow the command work on the strategies and methods of protecting them with a call to all and sundry to join in the effort.

A call was also made to the people of the State to clear their drainages and river channels to protect homes against flooding as it has been predicted by NIMET.