Licence security guards companies hits 1,333

The federal government has licensed Private security companies regulated by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) from 525 to 1,333 since the past 17 years.

The Commandant General of the NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi made the remarks at the setting up a 9-member reform committee headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Interior Ministry, Dr Aishatu Gogo Ndayako on Tuesday at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

The Corps National spokesman, CSC Babawale Zaid Afolabi who disclosed this in a statement, said the feat was achieved through its regulatory activities has discharged its duties.

He explained that that as at take off in 2006 when the regulation of PGCs was handed over to NSCDC with 525 licensed companies under the Minister.of Interior, Tunji Olubimi-Ojo.

The Minister who at Stakeholders Consultative meeting held in Abuja on Nigeria Private Security Practice, stated that two other members of the Committee are to be drawn from the Ministry of Interior.

He said. the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN), are to produce three members each.

Private guard companies have great roles to perform in enhancing the security architecture of the Country, complements the duties of conventional security agencies in terms of Intelligence gathering, according to him.

The statement said the reform Committee was given three weeks to submit its report, which would ensure a standardized Private Security Companies in Nigeria meet security needs of Nigerians.

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