Private guards charged on crime prevention

Private guards charged on crime prevention
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NSCDC encourages private security companies to contribute to national security.

The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi has urged the private security guard companies in the country to ensure that they play their roles towards contributing to the general national security status in the country. During the presentation of operating license to 16 new private security guard companies which held in Abuja, he called on these companies to ensuring facilities in place and swiftly reporting suspicious activities to the corps.

Dr. Ahmed Audi noted to these private operators that private guards possess a very important role in the corporate existence of the country in the aspect of national security architecture and thus, their operation, more of a call to national duty which must be duly honored by operating within the construction of Nigeria’s designated laws. Private security guards have a germane responsibility that works well within the infrastructural confines of the country’s security system because of their access to a wider locative range and as such, must also overtly ensure the safekeeping of the general public.

Akinwunmi notes the need for effective service quality control regulations.

Talking about the thorough processes that these private companies had to go through in acquiring their licenses, he stated his certainty that the personal experiences of these private security companies will surely help them appreciate the intense focus of the corps to details. He asserted that while they have no intention in making the process cumbersome, they are also saddled with the responsibility of issuing licenses to individuals with impeccable characters and high moral standards that would by extension, be ambassadors for the corps. He further issued a stern warning that any company with detected deviation from the moral standards that have formed the grand basis for license acquisition will be immediately axed.

On the poignant responsibilities of private guards companies in ensuring maximum security provisions, Security Expert and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja, Professor Olayemi Akinwunmi pointed out the pivotal need for an effective service quality control regulation, stressing that there are intricate parts of numbers and strengths that must be utilized effectively to avoid bastardization of the objectives. He also noted that the private security guard companies, if not duly regulated, can provide a front for numerous criminal groups and thus, there must be a clear outfit distinction between the private security guard and government‘s.

Firearm license for private guards to be for fixed periods to avoid abuse.

Continuing on government legislations, the VC also asserted the serious need for discussing the issuing of firearms for private guards, noting that firearm licenses should be for fixed periods so as to avoid cases of abuse, as well as the enforcement of other industry’s self-regulation guides that will encourage monitoring against the proliferation of these budding private security guards companies. He also explained that the private security industry was made up of a wide range of security service providers that provide security services to people and properties under contract and is profit oriented.

There are over a thousand private security guard company registered under the NSCDC, and it is imaginable, the number of guards in each of these companies whose services are required in numerous residences like estates offices, schools, amongst others. Unconfirmed reports however indicates that the number of private security guards in Nigeria is estimated at a figure not less than 2 million which exceeds the number of government-fund security personnel. Akinwunmi thus stated that rather than brewing competitions, government security guards and the private security guards must work together towards achieving intact security for the general public.

Security sector reform to ensure efficient security provision for citizens.

Also, he noted that the security sector reform was largely interested in the development of an institution that would efficiently make security provision for every citizens in line with the human rights and rule of law. Wilson Esangbedo, National President of the Association of Licensed Private Security Guards in Nigeria, appreciating the NSCDC for its role in the regulatory process and partnership with the private security companies, encouraged the new members to strictly adhere to the set regulations provided by the NSCDC.


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Ask Nigeria
20 days ago

Private guards charged on crime prevention – NSCDC encourages private security companies to contribute to national security. – Express your point of view.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
19 days ago

New members were urged to adhere closely to regulations issued by the NSCDC, and we should be grateful to the NSCDC for its involvement in the regulatory process and engagement with the private security businesses.

Taiwoo
Member
19 days ago

It is believed that there are at least 2 million people working as private security guards in Nigeria, which is a number that is greater than the number of people employed by government-funded security staff.

Hassan Isa
Member
19 days ago

The private security industry is comprised of a diverse group of security service providers. These providers offer protection services to individuals and businesses on a contractual basis, and their primary motivation is financial gain.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
19 days ago

the distribution of firearms to private security guards, with the caveat that firearm permits have to be granted for set amounts of time in order to prevent instances of misuse; also, the enforcement of other industries’ self-regulation guides.

Remi1
Member
19 days ago

Any business that is found to have deviated from the ethical norms that have served as the primary foundation for licence acquisition ought to be put on notice by the government that they will be terminated promptly should this be discovered.

Adesanyaj72
Member
19 days ago

the private security guard businesses around the country to guarantee that they are fulfilling their respective tasks in terms of contributing to the overall level of national security throughout the country

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
19 days ago

Anything that will work in favour of our security should be done… we have to keep the good work and improve our security system…

DimOla
Member
19 days ago

The NSCDC to be honest with you are actually doing their best in curbing crimes in the country. They have being help in national security.

Kazeem1
Member
19 days ago

Due to the fact that they have access to a greater locative range, private security guards have a pertinent obligation that functions effectively within the architectural constraints of the country’s security system.

Tolaniiii
Member
19 days ago

This private guard companies should offer as much help as they can, our country is currently in distress and needs as much help as possible

SarahDiv
Member
19 days ago

NSCDC is proven to be efficient in their operations in curbing crime. They are doing their best.

Bola12
Member
19 days ago

If this will reduce the rate of criminal activities in Nigeria, the private guards should not hesitate to help, we should all work together to reduce the crime rate

Christiana
Member
19 days ago

This is just a request from incompetent military personnel, so with the large number of personnel we have, they are still not capable of protecting us??

Adeolastan
Member
19 days ago

Concerning the Nigeria security problem,all hands must be on deck to ensure that proper security architecture is put in place either by the private security personnel or government security agencies.

Chibuzor
Member
19 days ago

These businesses need to work together to ensure that the necessary facilities are set up and that they promptly report any suspicious activities to the appropriate authorities.

Ultra0711
Member
19 days ago

Including private security will help strengthen our security sector more as the will be available around our community well and safeguard neighborhood.

Haykaylyon26
Member
19 days ago

This will be a good innovation the private security will also help in improve the security of the country it will be like an extra hand in assisting to make everywhere safe and sound

Tonerol10
Member
19 days ago

This is nice. If the private security can assist to ensure good security in this country by support and work together. This is a welcome development

Abusi
Member
19 days ago

If this will work in favour of our security consciousness then private guards or security personnel should be given the license to operate. I only hope they will prevent crimes and not become the wheel of violence themselves.

jdpumping
Member
20 days ago

The NSCDC idea is a welcome development though because the private companies can also train their personnel’s in order to perform optimally to add to security input in Nigeria.