*Launches unified training curriculum
Private Guards Companied, (PGCs), operators have been warned by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps that their licences will be revoked if they are found to contravene any of the conditions of issuance.
Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, gave the warning while issuing operational licences to 44 more Private security agencies, yesterday in Abuja.
He said “We want to believe that you will maintain the qualities that qualify you for this licence, be of high integrity and by extension,
good ambassadors of the Corps.
You would have known, judging by the process, that we do not compromise, therefore, we shall not hesitate to wield the big hammer on any company whose directors deviate from these set standards.”
Tasking the operators to ensure the training of staff, the CG said “Your guards must be trained and certified at any of our Colleges or Accredited Training Centre before they are
While launching the Unified Training Curriculum, (UTC), for the private security guards, Audi noted that “the PGC is now going to be officialized with the launch of the unified training curriculum. This is Germain to the corps because PGC is part of our mandate.
National President, of the Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, Chris Adigeu, said its members will continue to abide by all operating guidelines set by the government.
Delivery a lecturer on ‘The Challenges of Internal Security: Relevance of Private Security Industry in Nigeria’, Brigadier General Sani Usman, (Rtd), noted that “Section 14 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) states that the government’s primary responsibility is to protect the citizens’ lives and properties. However, the government cannot provide security alone. Therefore, other components of Nigerian society must be brought on board to enhance the country’s safety and security.”
He recommended that “to mitigate challenges to internal security in Nigeria and leverage the relevance of the private security industry through Strengthen collaboration and partnership: Foster closer cooperation between the government and private security agencies through formal alliances, information sharing, and joint training exercises,” among others.
He said this unified and coordinated approach will address security challenges more effectively.