By Joseph Inokotong, Abuja
In accordance with the provision of the NSCDC Act of 2003, as amended in 2007, the Nigeria Civil Defense and Security Corps issued 26 operating licenses to new private guard practitioners.
The event, which took place at the Corps’ national headquarters in Abuja, was organized after successful companies scaled obstacles to scrutiny and screening by the Corps and other relevant security agencies.
In a press release published by
DCC Olusola Odumosu,
The public relations director, the boss of the NSCDC, urged the new agents to maximize the opportunity of the license approval to contribute their quota to the existing internal security architecture through a value-added operation and a professional conduct aimed at providing a solution to the myriad of contemporary safety challenges. country is facing today.
Speaking through Ag. DCG Nnamdi Nwiyi in charge of crisis and disaster management who represented him at the event, the CG congratulated the new entrants in the private security industry and reminded them of the enormous role they have to play in the fight against insecurity without violating existing regulations.
He made them understand as actors in the fight against crime and criminality in the country to provide credible information and intelligence to the Corps and other security agencies so that crime can be hushed up in the egg.
As the only regulator in the sector, Dr Audi warned agents of the private guard company to refrain from performing illegal functions, possessing firearms in any form and using a gun. uniform similar to that of an existing security agency.
He reiterated that the Corps has launched a data profiling system to clean up the industry by preventing the enlistment of disbelievers, thugs, vagrants, strangers and other polarizing figures who may network within it. terrorist elements to compromise the peace and security of the country.
According to the CG, âAs the nation grapples with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnappings and asymmetric warfare of invisible enemies, among others, the quest to make a difference in this sector must lead you to do advancing our homeland security nationally.
“You must do your best and work in synergy with the Corps to promote internal security while leveraging your grassroots readiness and the application of modern technology to resolve some seemingly intractable security issues.”
Dr Audi further called on the various operators to take a serious look at the welfare of their guards in order to deter them from compromising the standards.