As part of measures to address security challenges in the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna at the weekend inaugurated a Joint Task Force, comprising its members and Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) towards ensuring that only registered firms provide security services.
In his inaugural speech, Kaduna State Commandant of Corps, Babangida Abdullahi Dutsinma called on members to demonstrate commitment and act transparently in sanitizing private security operations.
The Commandant stressed the call of the Commandant General of NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, reiterating that quackery must be stopped now that challenges of insecurity are bedeviling the state and country at large.
He expressed optimism that with Personal Security Identification (PSID), people of questionable characters will be flushed out of the industry either as operatives or operators.
In his remarks on behalf of private guard operators, Hon Dauda Zuye-Nda Ageni who is the state Chairman of the association in Kaduna expressed the willingness of members of the association whose members are part of the task force to collaborate with the command.
According to him, the four member delegation of the association who are part of the Task Force were carefully chosen based on integrity and trust reposed on them, just as he expressed confidence in the Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu led administration of the corps.
Ageni said with over 1000 registered companies in the country and more than four million operatives, the association is complementing significantly in the security of the nation.
In the last summit of the association, the Chairman revealed their intension to commence training programmes for operators via curricular which has been designed by the NSCDC as a regulator and other stakeholders.