By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ,Ogun state command has warned against establishment of illegal private guards in the state, saying whoever wants to establish a private guard company should ensure it goes through the normal process.
The State Commandant of NSCDC, Aboluwoye Akinwande, stated this during two-day training programme tagged: Equipping the Guards Against Modern Security Challenges, urging the supervisors and the security personnel of private guard companies to adhere to the training given to them and to do everything to uphold the national security.
No fewer than 40 private guard companies were drawn across the states during the two-day training.
The head of the department , Dawodu Gbolahan, said the private guard companies are under the supervision of NSCDC duties and activities in the public.
“Private Guard Companies are just to compliment the effort, duties and activities of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the public, because we are the closest to the public and they complement our activities”.
“The Private Guard Companies Department is one of the core mandates of NSCDC in terms of registration, training, supervision, licensing and reprimanding of private guard companies”.
“Being a grass root agency, people can come in and at the end of the day everything work out for the security of everyone of us”, he said.
The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC , Dyke Ogbonnaya commended the guards for what he called high level of compliance ,saying they wouldn’t have subjected themselves to training if they are not working in conformity.