NSCDC educates private guards on synergy, effective delivery in Kwara
The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has enjoined personnel of private guards companies to complement the efforts of security agencies to achieve a crime-free society.
The State Commandant, Iskilu Makinde, made the call on Thursday in Ilorin, during the passing out parade organised for the supervisors and security guards of private guards companies at the NSCDC Area A command.
The state commandant, represented by the Command’s Head of Operations, DCC Samuel Adetukasi, said that there was a need for synergy between the private guards and security operatives in the state.
He said that the training organised for the private guards and supervisors was important, especially at a time of enormous security challenges in the state.
The command’s Spokesman, Mr Babawale Afolabi, said that registration and training of the private guard's companies was one of the core mandates of the NSCDC.
Afolabi said that the decision to organise the short, but intensive, capacity enhancement training for the private guards was timely.
Earlier, the Head of the Private Guards Companies Department, DCC Jonah Gabriel, reiterated the importance of training and retraining of guards, saying the target is for them to be more professional and efficient in their duty posts.
Some of the private guards that took part in the capacity building training were Sheriff Deputies Guards, Crown Continental Guards, Pavilion Guards, Kuta Guards, Santana Guards and Liberty Guards.