Monday, February 15, 2021

COVID-19: NSCDC deploys 9500 personnel to enforce ban on public worship, gatherings


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu, has directed the deployment of 9500 personnel across the country to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

The Commandant-General, in a statement on Monday, said the deployment was in line with the Federal Government’s directive on avoiding social gatherings in Nigeria.

Mr Muhammadu, therefore, charged the Zonal and State Commanders to be on high alert and put in place a watertight security arrangement for the citizens within and around their localities.

According to him, the commands should also ensure that churches, mosques, recreation centres, shopping malls, open markets, departmental stores among others comply with the government directives.

Other measures, according to the Commandant-General, include stationing of ambulances at the high ways, and other high risk areas such as the airports and other designated areas for quick and timely response to emergency situations.

The NSCDC boss added that positioning of Mobile Surveillance Vehicles, MSV, to monitor movement of those with sinister motives has also been put in place.

He urged the personnel to work in synergy with other sister agencies as the Corps will not tolerate any form of sabotage and crisis between the Corps personnel and other sister agencies over issues that could be avoided.

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