NSCDC cautions against diversion of petroleum products in Bauchi



Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to collaborate with the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority to tackle the menace of  illegal sales of petroleum products and gas in the state.


This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman of the Command DSC Ibrahim  Gabdo made available to Journalists on Wednesday in Bauchi


He said the collaboration started  when the newly deployed State Coordinator of the Agency, Engr Abba Garba, paid a courtesy call to the state Commandant of the NSCDC, Ameh Edo James,


Gabdo said that the visit was to synergize and collaborate better with NSCDC in areas that will bring better service delivery to the people of Bauchi state.


According to him, the state Coordinator assured the Commandant of their readiness to cooperate with the Command to ensure that the petroleum products are not diverted.


While the Commandant reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to tackle anybody that will cause economic hardship to the state’s people.


“Promising  to deal with those involved in the diversion of petroleum products meant for delivery in the state,” he said.


He also said the commandant  expressed his displeasure at the suffering caused by fuel scarcity to the ordinary Nigerians who are wasting their precious time queuing for petrol, thereby losing vital working hours.


“The commandant finally echoed the determination of the Commandant General of NSCDC, Abubakar Ahmed Audi


“To bring an end to economic sabotage by ensuring proper surveillance, response and monitoring of the distribution of petroleum products in the state.


“The Commandant also called on the Anti Vandal unit to watch any economic sabotage move across the state.


The Spokesman appealed to the general public to be calm and corporate with the Command as it strives to hold all those responsible for the distribution of the products in the state.