NSCDC trains 170 private security guards in Kaduna

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By Rosemary Ogbonnaya

As part of measures to build capacity to contain the current security challenges affecting our nation, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Kaduna State Command, has retrained no less than 170 officers of private custodial companies, PGCs, across the state.

The first batch of the exercise drew participants from 17 licensed private security companies to equip them with the knowledge and skills to curb the dire trends of insecurity in the country.

Speaking at the passing out parade of the first group of retrained guards, Kaduna State Commander, Idris Yahaya Adah said the training is aimed at implementing the vision of the Commander General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi , to clean up the private security sector, in accordance with the best global practices.

Adah pledged the CG’s support to the private guard company department for greater productivity and efficiency in carrying out the body’s mandate to monitor, supervise and regulate the activities of private security teams in the country.

He reminded operators of the commanding general’s charge to place great importance on sharing credible intelligence, not only with the Corps but with other security agencies, as a measure to nip crime in the bud.

Adah reiterated that the Kaduna State Command will do everything legally possible to suppress any business operating illegally, especially now that Kaduna State and other North West and North East States are under severe affected by banditry, kidnappings and insurrection.

He promised to maintain a good working relationship with the Association of License Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, ALPSPN, noting optimistically that such efforts are capable of eradicating quackery in the industry.

Responding on behalf of other members of the ALPSPN, the State Chairman, Group Captain Marcus Tizhe (rtd) commended the efforts of the NSCDC and the Kaduna State Command, particularly on training , expressing the hope that the initiative will continue on a regular basis. base.

The POP was honored by the representative of the national president of the ALPSPN, who also serves as the national financial secretary, Dr. Dauda Ageni and many managing directors of private state guard companies.

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