Addressing participants at a gathering on the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure, Vice President Namadi Sambo called on security agencies to work together in protecting the nation’s assets.
He stressed the need for a quicker resolution of court cases involving economic saboteurs and stiffer penalties for offenders.
Vice President Sambo who declared the forum open advised security agencies to step up their game in protecting the nation’s assets.
The Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu decried the vandalisation of national assets by criminally minded persons.
Although terrorism and vandalism are two major issues confronting the nation, the National Security Adviser, Col Mohammed Dasuki and the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin pledged their commitment to combat the menace.
The two day event will among other issues examine strategies for the protection of Nigeria’s critical national assets and infrastructure including the role of the NSCDC in the protection of such assets.