NSCDC Tasks Licenced Private Security Companies To Be Dedicated To Providing Security, Safety And High Quality Service

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State has stated its readiness to equip private security Practitioners with requisite training skills in ensuring the safety of life and properties across the State.

Commandant Isidore Chikere the State Commandant of the Corps dropped the hint at the stakeholders forum organized by the command to promote the activities of private guard companies in the state.

Mr. Chikere tasked the participants to be dedicated to providing security, safety and consistent delivery of high quality services to the populace. He condemned the influx of quacks in the industry and promised to sustain the clamp down of unregistered security outfits in the state, noting that they constitute security threat to citizens.

He however cautioned members of the public and corporate bodies to seek clarification when in doubt from NSCDC before engaging any private security outfit as a proactive measure aimed at preventing infiltration of the industry, crime control, and restoring professionalism.

While stressing on the need for information gathering as a tool to enhance security, the NSCDC State boss called on licenced security outfits to conduct their activities in line with the Private Guard Companies Act.

Earlier in his address, Deputy Commandant Francis Nnadi, the Head Department of Private Guard Companies of the Command said the command had established a comprehensive database and personnel profile of licenced security outfits in the state at the moment.

According to him, some security outfits operating without legal backing were either sealed up or made to perfect their registration with the Corps.

He reminded the forum that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Act No.2 of 2003 ( as amended in 2007) empowers the PGC Department of the Corps to Licence, Supervise and Monitor the activities of the Private Guard Companies in Nigeria hence the need for the stakeholders engagement to chart a way forward.

In his remark, Dr. Okon Antai Chairman, Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria( ALPSPN) , Anambra State Chapter commended the NSCDC for taking a bold step in making sure that Private Guard Companies prides itself on proven aptitude, a clean appearance, courteous manners, and ability to manage the most testing security situations.

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