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Civil Defence chief tasks private security companies on intelligence gathering

He said that the private security companies had a role to play in combating security challenges by gathering and sending out timely information to security agencies.

• December 9, 2022
Samuel Fadeyi, NSCDC commandant in Cross River
Samuel Fadeyi, NSCDC commandant in Cross River

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has challenged private security companies to enhance their information gathering and sharing processes.

Samuel Fadeyi, NSCDC commandant in Cross River, gave the charge to the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria on Friday during a stakeholders’ meeting in Calabar.

He said that the private security companies had a role to play in combating security challenges by gathering and sending out timely information to security agencies for prompt response and action.

The State Commandant, however, called on the management of private security guards in Cross River to look into the issue of welfare of their guards with a view to achieving better results.

Ume John, Guest Lecturer and Director, Legal Aid Council, Cross River, while delivering his lecture, stressed the need for all hands to be on deck to solve the security challenges in the country.

He called for a synergy between the private guards companies and security agencies, adding that such collaboration would help in tackling the myriads of security challenges in the country.

A deputy corps commandant, Adegoke Folashade, who is the Head of Department, Private Guards Company, NSCDC, urged the private guards to give in their best in the policing of their environments.

Eyo Ekanem, chairman of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, Cross River chapter, stressed the need to have a harmonised and strong association with strong rules and regulations that are binding.

Mr Ekanem decried the attitude of most practitioners who do not attend meetings with security agencies, saying that the collaboration was all they needed to function optimally. 

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