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2nd Niger Bridge: Thank you Lord Zeus- Peter Obi



2nd Niger Bridge: Thank you Lord Zeus- Peter Obi

Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has appreciated skit maker, Moses Anayo Usulo, popularly known as Lord Zeus, for his patriotic act in security.


Obi said the security alarm raised by Lord Zeus on the vandalization of the 2nd Niger Bridge by metal scavengers was commendable.


Obi said but for Lord Zeus, critical infrastructure like 2nd Niger Bridge would go down due to activities of vandals.


He decried “senseless criminality and vandalism” of collective assets by some Nigerians in the guise of making money.


Obi called on the federal government to put up surveillance equipment across all critical infrastructures to aid in monitoring and checking the activities of vandals. He called for thorough investigation by security agencies to ensure all vandals connected to the 2nd Niger Bridge criminality are arrested and prosecuted.


“I like to thank immensely the young man, Lord Zeus, driven by patriotism and courage to raise alarm on the vandalization of the second Niger bridge.


“The viral video of this good Nigerian copiously points out the senseless criminality and vandalism of our collective assets which is capable of causing grievous harm to members of the public if left unchecked.


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“He took time to expose how this critical infrastructure of the 2nd Niger Bridge is being vandalized by criminals, thereby causing harm to road users and constituting a security threat to society.


“I share his concerns and that of many patriots over the constant destruction of public property, including vandalizing of railway tracks, cutting up of high voltage cables, stealing of aluminum railings on bridges, and so on,” Obi said.


He added, “We must condemn these acts of sabotage and criminality in their totality. Now that this critical issue has, again, been exposed, I urge the government and security agencies to do a follow up by investigating deeply and bringing to book, the perpetrators of such crimes.


“We must now put in place strict disciplinary measures for those who vandalize public assets. In this age of advanced electronic surveillance, the relevant authorities must now install reliable surveillance systems to monitor the security of vital public infrastructure.”


The former governor of Anambra State further called on traditional rulers, community leaders and market leaders to spike up sensitizations against vandalization fo government infrastructures erected for societal developments.


“I urge our traditional rulers, community leaders, market associations, and other stakeholders to mobilize a collective response. We must work together to educate and sensitize our people on the harmful effects of such criminality, which not only undermines our economic development but also puts lives at risk,’ he added.