NSCDC requires crackdown on unregulated scrap markets to curb vandalism

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The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps within the Federal Capital Territory, Dr Olusola Odumosu, has issued a name for the regulation of pantaker markets within the area.

A Pantaker market is an open market in Nigeria the place scrap metals and used gadgets of any kind, particularly second-hand steel, iron and aluminium, are bought, or pawned.

Odumosu who spoke on the Monday muster parade on the NSCDC FCT Command Headquarters in Abuja on Monday highlighted the pressing want for governmental oversight in these markets resulting from their function within the sale of vandalised items.

“With the proliferation of pantaker markets all over the city, and the suburbs, criminals have ready markets to sell vandalized metals, iron, aluminium, armoured cables, scraps and other stolen items which had increased the spate of vandalism of public properties in the FCT,” Odumosu famous in a press release signed by the command spokesperson, Idoko Samuel.”

The commandant emphasised the significance of addressing issues associated to the sale and buy of second-hand items in these markets, citing the shortage of complete oversight as a major problem.

He pressured that regulation, monitoring, and enforcement of presidency coverage would assist mitigate the rampant instances of vandalism and theft of infrastructure.

“Proper regulation has the potential to enhance marketplace accountability, and will help security agencies in identifying and bringing criminals who engage in acts of vandalism and theft to book”, added Odumosu.

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He underscored the dangers posed to shoppers and the integrity of economic operations by unregulated markets for used gadgets.

Odumosu known as for establishing clear guidelines and tips to guard personal and authorities properties.

In gentle of latest infrastructural developments and commissions within the FCT by the Minister, Barr. Nyesom Wike, Odumosu urged for improved service and renewed methods in opposition to the destruction of presidency property.

He known as upon NSCDC officers and personnel to redouble their efforts in safeguarding essential infrastructure.

Furthermore, Odumosu introduced plans to accentuate surveillance on pantaker markets by means of the Command’s Intelligence Department.

He warned that people caught making an attempt to promote vandalised or stolen gadgets would face authorized penalties to discourage others from partaking in such actions.

The commandant urged members of the general public to collaborate with the NSCDC by reporting any suspicious actions or individuals making an attempt to vandalise public infrastructure.



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