ByÂ Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC),Â Enugu Command has threatened to shut un-registered Private Guard companies in the state.
The Commandant of the corps in Enugu State, Mr. Raimi Adisa, said yesterday that the NSCDC would soon take drastic action against unregistered private guard companies operating in the state.
He said that the private security companies had been given enough grace to register their companies, either as a branch or headquarters but a good number of them refused to comply with the directive.
The commandant said no fewer than 49 of such companies have so far registered with NCDC in Enugu, explaining that the essence of the registration was to give NCDC access to monitor their activities, to ensure professionalism.
â€œWe are going to take drastic action against unregistered private security companies in Enugu because the state of security in the country cannot be compromised. It is unacceptable for people to operate security companies without license from the appropriate authority,â€ Adisa said.
According to him, NCDC in Enugu organises workshop for the guard companies monthly to sensitise them on how best to handle their jobs without posing risk to the public.