The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command, and the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) have joined hands to stop power theft and vandalism in the state.
The NSCDC and the management of IBEDC Osun region on Monday convened a meeting to put an end to power theft and vandalism of the nation’s power sector infrastructure.
At the meeting, the head of the Osun IBEDC region, Engr. Adeniyi Adeleke, asked for NSCDC’s help to protect the company’s electrical assets from vandalism, energy theft and related misdeeds that severely affect the quality of service to customers, the company said.
The Commander of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Osun State, Sunday Agboola, guaranteed the power utility the protection of its electrical assets across the state.
According to the NSCDC chief, the ruinous factors leading to losses and cash flow problems in the power sector are power theft and vandalism, and he assured that this era has ended in Osun State.
Commander Agboola stated that the command is ready to fight the cankerworm of energy theft and vandalism in the state, warning that “hard times await those who deliberately destroy the nation’s assets and infrastructure.”
He assured that the Corps will do everything possible to fish out the vandals from their hideouts in the state to make them face the consequences of their actions.
Agboola urged residents of the state to remain vigilant and report cases of vandalism to the command or any of the nearest offices of the Corps for prompt response.