By Isaac Anumihe, Abuja
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has generated more than 587,923,000.00 Naira into Federal Government coffers through the licensing of 752 private security companies and the sealing of 81 of them. them for different offences.
The Commanding General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, made the point on Tuesday during the World Civil Defense Celebration 2022 in Abuja.
The corps reportedly trained around 4,653 guards in less than a year
This, the CG said, is part of ongoing reform processes aimed at improving service delivery in the private security guard industry, adding that the body is currently leading the process of digitizing the private guard company department. to improve operational efficiency and productivity in the private security industry and for administrative convenience.
According to him, the department also coordinates the biometric data entry of all private guards, while encouraging operators to make staff welfare and training their top priority.
Audi noted that the NSCDC conducted a survey which identified 81,545 registered schools in Nigeria.
“About 44,297 of that number are private schools while 37,248 are state/public schools in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“Of this figure, 35,112 are located in urban areas while 47,115 are located in rural areas. The survey also identified 22,398 schools with perimeter fencing and 58,967 without perimeter fencing. It was further revealed that only about 17,164 schools have some form of physical security presence whose staff are largely untrained. About 62,271 schools have no form of security presence,” he said.
“In response to the Federal Government’s Safe School Initiative, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps has conducted a survey of the vulnerability of schools in Nigeria and prepared a framework of proactive safety measures to be taken to address the dangerous trend attacks on schools in the countryside.’