The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has warned Private Guards Companies (PGCs) operating in the state not to sell or lease their licenses.
The State Commandant, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday.
Durumin-Iya said the warning became necessary to check quackery among the PGCs operating in the state.
He said that the licenses were only issued to registered PGCs, adding that the the “Licenses are not transferable”.
“In line with the NSCDC mandate of monitoring, regulating, supervising, registering, training and licensing Private Guards Companies (PGCs), licenses are issued to only registered companies.
“The licenses are issued, neither to be sold nor hired out. They are, instead, issued for the purpose of the protection and safety of Nigerians.
“It is also for monitoring, observing and reporting crime, most especially to NSCDC,” he said.
The commandant, therefore, advised the managers of PGCs registered in the state to ensure prudent management of the personnel in order to obtain maximum results.(NAN)