The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Abdullahi Gana, said on Saturday the corps would deploy 35,000 personnel nationwide to ensure a hitch-free Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
Gana, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the NSCDC spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, said the deployment of the personnel would ensure effective coverage of the environment and protection of all critical national assets and infrastructure.
He said the state commandants would deploy all other equipment such as surveillance vehicles, patrol vehicles, ambulances, dogs, and other monitoring gadgets to all critical infrastructural installations and black spots prone to attacks and vandalism.
The NSCDC chief advised officers of the corps to remember that all COVID-19 regulations were still in enforcement, saying that there should not be any large gatherings.
He said: “There must be strict adherence to the use of nose masks, maintaining physical and social distancing, regular washing of hands and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.”
Gana, who urged the NSCDC personnel to be civil and diplomatic in their approach to members of the public, also cautioned Nigerians to desist from acts capable of breaching the COVID-19 protocols before, during and after the celebration.