In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, July, 2020

NSCDC Seals 16 Unlawful Non-public Safety Companies In Akwa Ibom, Arrests 30 Employees

NSCDC Seals 16 Illegal Private Security Firms In Akwa Ibom, Arrests 30 Staff


NSCDC Seals 16 Unlawful Non-public Safety Companies In Akwa Ibom, Arrests 30 Employees

The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, Akwa Ibom Command, has closed 16 unlawful non-public safety corporations and arrested 30 of their personnel within the final one month within the state.

The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Uyo on Wednesday, night time.

He mentioned operatives of the command clamped down on some non-public guard corporations and found that a few of them had but to register with the company as stipulated by the regulation.

“Within the final month, we have now been robust on unlicensed non-public guard corporations in Akwa Ibom.

“We swooped on completely different company organisations being guarded by unlicensed guards, making a number of arrests and sealing the businesses.

“We arrested 30 guards from completely different beats working for 16 completely different unlawful non-public guard corporations and the businesses had been sealed.

“The regulation, coaching, and licensing of personal guard corporations is a core mandate of the corps below the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps Act, 2003 (as amended).

“We’re the statutory company superintending over the compliance with the Non-public Guard Act, 2004.

“These corporations type a tier of the safety structure of the nation and the sector can’t be left within the palms of quacks, extra so contemplating the safety state of affairs within the nation.

“These arrests are just the start and no one, no matter standing, is above the regulation,” Fadeyi mentioned.

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The commandant reiterated that the command was open to enquiries on registration and knowledge concerning licensing of corporations within the state.

Fadeyi highlighted the hazards in using quacks, together with the destructive picture of company entities at any time when the company swooped on them for arrests.

The state commandant urged people and organisations in search of providers of personal guards to patronise licensed ones.

“We’ll enable the registered non-public guard corporations to work. These folks which are licensed ought to work very effectively in order that they may know that the company is defending them,”
he mentioned.


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