The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin has called on Nigerians to celebrate Christmas and new year peacefully.
Dr. Abolurin made the call after the Corps' 2012 Festival of Nine lessons and carol at the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Abuja on Wednesday.
While enjoining Nigerians to be in a state of sober reflections at the yuletide period, he said the development of the country was in the hands of all Nigerians.
"Peace among the inhabitant of Nigerian, love among all of us is what we preach".
He said despite the present situation in the country, Nigerians have reasons to appreciate God.
Dr. Abolurin ensured Nigerians of the safety of lives and properties during the festive period.
He promised that men and officers of the NSCDC will be adequately deployed to all nook and cranny of the country to ensure safety of inhabitants.
Dr. Abolurin said the NSCDC will not tolerate any act that is detrimental to peaceful atmosphere during the festivals.
2013 in view
The NSCDC boss noted that proactiveness will be the Corps' watch word in the coming years, acknowledging that it was the only way to tackle insecurity.
"Proactiveness, complete subscription towards the actualisation of transformation agenda of Mr President."
He added that the Corps will have "zero tolerance for vandalism, oil theft and oil bunkry and maximum support and synergy among stakeholders."