The Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has granted licenses to 20 private guard companies to operate in Nigeria.
Presenting the licenses to the private security guard companies, the Commandant-General of NSCDC, Abubakar Audi on Wednesday, in Abuja, asked them to be good ambassadors of the Corp as it will not hesitate to wield the big hammer on any company whose director departs from the good character of the company.
According to Audi: “The position which you occupy as private guards companies is very central and germane to the corporate existence of this nation.
“Many of you may have considered the process of getting the license thorough from your personal experience which must have made you appreciate that the Corp pays attention to details, while it’s not our intention to make it cumbersome.
“We want to issue licenses to people who have a track record of being impeccable in character. I want to believe you will continue to be of high integrity and by extension good ambassadors of the Corp.
“We shall not hesitate to wield the big hammer from any company whose directors depart from the good character which forms the basis for the grant of these licenses. While I appreciate your instincts in ensuring the process, kindly note that the license is not for business profit alone but an opportunity for you to contribute your quota to the development of this nation” he warned.
The National President, Private Security Guards Association, Wilson Osamgbado thanked the NSCDC for their support of their organization and described it as a marriage situation which can not be separated.