The Chairman of Association of Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, FCT Chapter, Gen. Usman Abubakar (Rtd) has posited that synergy between his association and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC) will help to reduce insecurity in the territory. He made the assertion during a courtesy visit by his association to the New FCT commandant of NSCDC, Commandant Dr. Peter Maigari.
During the visit, General Abubakar Explains that there are over 2,000 registered security companies in Nigeria. He says these companies employ over one million people. He promises that his association is ready to collaborate with NSCDC in the area of providing necessary security information.
Gen. Abubakar states the challenges facing his association to include proliferation of the system by unlicensed private guard companies.
He says his association needs training and retraining for their personnel. He says his association needs legal backing to be able to function efficiently.
While welcoming the association to his office, the new FCT commandant, Dr. Peter Maigari warns that he will not tolerate the operation of illegal private guards. He promises to restructure, and re-strategize the activities of private guard operators in the FCT. He says he will put in place the use of identification number. This according to him will help to fish out illegal operators in the system.
He reiterates that the role of Private Guard Companies (PGCs) is provision of information and joint operation with NSCDC. He promises to leave his phone lines open to sustain communication in order to promote collaboration between PGCs and security agencies in the FCT.