‘NSCDC boss emphasized on the urgent need for safeguarding such assets’
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has pledged to work assiduously with other security agencies towards improving security around the state International Cargo Airport.
The State Commandant, Mr Isidore Chikere disclosed while playing host to Anambra State commissioner for Transport, Mrs Patricia Igwebuike and Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport ( AICPA) Mr. Martins Nwafor at the State Command Headquarters, Awka.
He commended the Airport Management for the visit describing it as a good initiative in managing security around the airport .
Describing the protection of critical assets and infrastructure as very vital to the existence of every nation globally, NSCDC boss emphasized on the urgent need for safeguarding such assets.
He said, “Security is a collective responsibility requiring all stakeholders to work closely. Considering the Critical nature of the Airport, there is need therefore for all to close all gaps without giving room for security lapses around the airport.
“NSCDC as a lead agency statutorily responsible for the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure will sustain the existing level of security alertness at the airport.
“The critical nature of these assets and infrastructure underscores the need to conduct periodic reviews and risk assessments to ensure their protection and resilience.”
Earlier, Mr Nwafor Martins said he embarked on the visit to thank the command for providing its services to the Airport and to brainstorm on proactive measures and good initiative to improve on the existing security arrangements at the airport.
Contributing, Commissioner for Transport acknowledged the role of NSCDC at the airport since its establishment and pledged to collaborate more with the Corps to sustain the level of security required at the airport.