The Commander General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, expressed the Corps’ commitment to eradicate quackery in the private security sector in order to clean up the system for effective security service delivery in to complement the efforts of government agencies to mitigate the security challenges that afflict our Nation.
Audi appealed during the presentation of an operational license to 24 private security companies which passed after a thorough review to verify the eligibility of their applications as operators in the sector.
In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by NSCDC spokesperson DCC Olusola Odumosu, the CG instructed them to see the license as an opportunity to help nip crime in the bud by being proactive and working with law enforcement agencies. agencies to provide actionable and accurate intelligence necessary to address the security challenges prevailing in the country.
Audi, said: âAs actors in the protection of lives and property, let us unite to safeguard our future and that of generations to be born and to make our country better and safer, because a secure environment will create without any doubts about socio-economic aspects. development of the country.
He revealed that the Corps has reached an agreement to make its training facilities available to private guard companies to rely on for training, capacity building and workforce development of their staff. .
Reiterating that the NSCDC is putting in place the necessary mechanisms to reposition and reform the private security sector in Nigeria in accordance with the enabling law and regulations.
The boss of the NSCDC instructed all operators to work within the law governing their operation so as not to incur the wrath of the Corps, as violators would have their licenses seized, revoked or their operational base sealed until the correct procedure is followed.
While commending the newly licensed operators, Audi urged them to constantly interface with the corps’ PGC leaders at their various base stations for appropriate guidance, training and regulations as its administration is committed to set up an open door system to create space for better collaboration and information sharing that could help reduce security problems in the country and ensure adequate peace and development of the nation.
Responding on behalf of the newly authorized operators, Ambassador Godwin George Umoh, Chairman and CEO of Pareto Smartwork Nig. Ltd, congratulated the boss of the NSCDC for the swift and transparent process adopted during the selection exercise, noting that it was a very credible means of ensuring the professionalism of the sector, contrary to what he said. was before when it was an all comers affair.
He further added that there is a need to incorporate technology to help with the task of security management, as human intelligence cannot be fully reliable, especially when manpower is clearly insufficient. .