NSCDC Boss Charges Private Guard Company On Professionalism

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Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi on Monday, charged Private Guards Companies to be professional and adhered to the guiding rules of the corps.

In a statement on Monday by DCC Olusola Odumosu
Director, Public Relations,
NSCDC National Headquarters,
Sauka-Abuja said, NSCDC having been given the mandate to monitor, regulate and license the Private Guard Companies, was determined to continue to encourage and support efficiency, effectiveness, probity and accountability in the Private Security Industry.

This, according to him, would ensure that they carry out their operations in conformity with laid down rules and regulations so as to bring sanity to bear on the industry and eliminate activities of quacks.

He said, the move was due to prevailing security situation in the country, especially in the Northeast.

He said, Private Security Industry has a significant role to play in assisting Security Agencies of Government in their collective effort towards addressing and checkmating the dangerous trend of insecurity which has led to loss of lives and properties.
According to the statement,
Dr Audi made this known during the official launch of AL-ANSAR Security services and commissioning of its headquarters in Maiduguri, Borno State.

He said the Commissioning added to private security practice in Nigeria to enhance a safe and secure environment.

He charged the company to look beyond the business aspect by channeling its energy more towards improving internal security by gathering and sharing of timely, credible intelligence and information.

According to him, the launch of the new security outfit is an additional step towards addressing the challenge of unemployment in Nigeria, adding that, it will go a long way in providing job opportunities for many of our teeming youths.
He said, it would also shift their focus from criminal tendencies knowing fully well that idleness has made them vulnerable to different kinds of negative influence which has brought us to where we are today.

He expressed hope that due diligence would be followed in the process of recruiting guards for the company.

“Let me advise the company’s management to exercise caution in its recruitment drive so as not to recruit criminally minded individuals, NSCDC must be carried along in the recruitment process and training of guards to ensure that due diligence is followed” Audi said.

He thanked the Borno State government for investing heavily in security and providing an enabling environment for security agencies to thrive, just as he called on members of the public to assist the Corps and other security agencies in safeguarding public assets by reporting suspected criminals

According to him, communities need to unite with agencies charged with responsibilities of protecting infrastructural facilities with serious impacts on the lives of people.

He decried the ugly trend of displaying nonchalant attitude and in some cases connivance by inhabitants of some communities with criminal elements who indulge in such economic crimes, and warned that perpetrators must stop or face severe sanctions when arrested.

He has also, directed State Commandants to develop modalities to ensure full compliance, to enable the corps confront vandalism headlong.

He reiterated that, he would not condone vandalism of infrastructure any longer, adding that, the corps has in a renewed commitment resolved to intensify surveillance and strengthen synergy with other critical stakeholders to confront vandals in all their hideouts.

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