The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has given assurance to all Nigerians that it will ensure the security of its critical infrastructure and national assets.
The NSCDC Deputy Commandant General (Rtd) Engr Jonathan Iyogho stated this at the opening ceremony of a Training workshop on Security Vulnerability and threat assessment for oil and gas assets in Abuja.
According to him, the engagement of NSCDC begins with identification, vulnerability assessment, threat analysis, and counter-measures.
He added that the strength of the security force is to provide adequate protection to the citizen.
“The first role is the recognition of NSCDC as being in the position to protect assets. Security is the first law of creation since there can be no meaningful development in an atmosphere of strife and chaos. It is important to note that the stakeholders have roles to play to support NSCDC in her assignments.
The training and re-training on both sides of the stakeholders and NSCDC guarantee the development of our systems for mutual benefits”, the Deputy Commander said
COINMAC International Managing Director Mr. Ayo Salam said the perennial bombardment of Nigerian pipelines by agitating militants has become an embarrassing serious security threat.
“The perennial bombardment of Nigerian pipelines by agitating militants has become an embarrassingly serious situation. A security vulnerability assessment (SVA) serves as a planning and decision support tool to assist security managers with identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing risks, and determining effective security measures to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to their critical facilities.”
He added that the energy and extraction sectors face continual challenges from man-made threats and natural hazards.
“Failing to assess security risk and select proper corrective or preventive measures can lead to operational oversight, and a series of domino effects which can lead to catastrophic failure, the loss of lives and harm to the environment.”
According to him, the course investigates the concept of security risk assessment for oil and gas installations and processes, focusing on the use of tools to identify, assess and mitigate security risks.
“Drawing on case studies from around the world, he stated that the course addresses some of the more complex risks associated with the oil and gas industry in a range of environments, and examines the risks in upstream-to-downstream operations.”