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NSCDC issues operational licenses to 41 private guard companies

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has issued operational licenses to 41 Private Guard Companies, PGCs.

NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, represented by DCG Operation, Dauda Mugadi, presented the licenses to the PGCs on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Audi said the private security industry was an integral part of Nigeria’s security architecture hence the need for them to be professional in carrying out their duties.

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He charged them to place priority on crime prevention and protection of lives and properties in their areas of operation.

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The CG warned that any compromise of national security will be dealt with decisively.

“Use your experience to promote public interest and socio-economic growth, which only thrives in a crime-free environment.

“As you join the league of players in this industry, you should not compromise standard as the provisions of the PGC Act and regulation must be strictly adhered to.

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“National security must not be sacrificed on the altar of pursuit for business profit,” Audi said.

He also warned that companies who violate the codes of operation would be duly sanctioned.

The NSCDC boss urged the operators to constantly share intelligence information and ensure prompt submission of security reports to the Corps.

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Mr Audi advised them to track down and report suspicious activities in their areas of operation as they would be held accountable for any breach of security in their domain.


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