NSCDC tasks private guards on intelligence gathering

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The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Dr. Ade Abolurin has tasked the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) to be more proactive in the areas of intelligence gathering and dissemination appropriately.

The Corps lauded the Association on their exemplary effort in grassroot security and the efforts made by private security guards in providing insider intelligence to the Corps and other security agencies.

It said that their activities help to nip in the bud cases that could affect the security of the nation and encouraged them not to relent at all as the nation appreciates and expects more from them as the third tier of national security.

The Commandant General, who was represented by Dr. Nnamdi Nwinyi, Assistant Commandant General in charge of the PGC department, urged the Association to flush out quacks within their ranks in order to sanitize and provide proper punitive measures against quacks and defaulters.

The Corps reassured the excos that it would always be ready to render assistance whenever the need arose, especially as it would lead to making PGCs a more vibrant industry and make others to see the reason why they should become members of the body which is made up of professionals.

He tasked the companies to brace up to the challenges of the 2015 general elections as they have an enormous role to play in ensuring a successful, hitch-free, violence-free elections, as the Corps has put in place modalities that could assist the security agencies to have effective monitoring of the election processes.

The Chairman of the Association’s Kaduna State Chapter, Emilia Csaszar who led the other delegates from Kaduna said, the visit also served as a sensitization and familiarization of the PGC exco to its regulatory and supervisory body towards harmonizing and collaboration of their activities with government security agencies most especially the regulatory body.

She emphasized the need to have a cordial working relationship with the Corps and other stakeholders and to upgrade and maintain a vibrant body containing companies that are licensed.

The visit encouraged greater outside interaction and a channel for the periodic reporting of security situations across the country.

Both parties agreed that as the Association and its members become a more professional and developed industry, standard salary and staff welfare packages such as health insurance, pensions.

The parties also agreed on training and retraining of the staff must be paramount as they take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Corps in making the industry enviable to all by dedicating Civil Defence College for Security Management Abeokuta free, for training of the PGC operatives and guards..

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