The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Anambra State Command on Thursday, 14th January 2021, sealed two Private Guard Companies for Breach of Conduct.
This is in line with the NSCDC Amended Act 2007 empowering it to regulate, monitor and supervise the operation of Private Guard Companies.
The companies, GLOBE 999 Security LTD located at No 49 Ugwunabankpa Road Onitsha and USBEST Security LTD located at No. 35 Onitsha Owerri Road, Onitsha; were sealed for breaching the code of conduct governing the operation of Private Guard Companies and for operating without a valid license.
The said Private Guard Companies, according to NSCDS CDPRO Anambra, ASC Edwin Okadigbo, had been given enough notice/ warning through letters addressed to both companies on the need to revalidate and renew their operational licence.
“By these sealing, the companies concerned are expected to disengage operation and should not either directly or indirectly render any security services to any individual, group or corporate body in whatsoever way.”
This action led by the Head of Private Guard Company in Anambra State Command; Deputy Commandant of Corps Benedict Onyeaghala, according to ASC Okadigbo is in accordance with the Law guiding the establishment of Private Guard Companies and according to NSCDC Amended Act 2007, mandating the Corps to register, train, licence and monitor the activities of Private Guard Companies to remove quacks and ensure professionalism in the sector.
The State Commandant of NSCDC Anambra State, Comdt. David Bille, FCIA implores the general public to demand for licence of operation of any Private Guard Company before engaging their services.
Public is also implored to visit the department of Private Guard Company PGC, State Headquarters Awka to confirm and the validity and existence of any and every PGC they may wish to engage it’s service.