By Dupson Collins, 5th August, 2022

The Ondo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Hammed Abodunrin has stated that Private Guard companies should upscale the skills of their guards to be able to fight crime and to support the conventional security agencies.

The NSCDC helmsman said this when the newly inaugurated Executive of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, Ondo State branch paid him a familiarization visit.

Abodunrin while receiving the new Exco led by Rotarian Tunde Akande, informed the proprietors that government alone cannot handle all that needs to be done in security sector, health, education and other vital sectors.

” Everyone appears to now be in the panic mode. That is the antics of terrorists. It is affecting the psyche of an average person on the street. We need to work harder to give assurances of life when God has granted it.

” Now that the situation is like this, Private Guards operators should train and retrain their guards to meet the present day challenges in the country.

” Even though they do not bear arms, they wear uniforms and they are also soft target for criminals. So we need to upscale their skills in modern security. ” He said

Speaking further, the Commandant said, ” beyond just opening gates at the banks, the guards needs appropriate training to be skillful and Ondo NSCDC is ready to help in facilitating such training.

“We need to go beyond the slogan; when you see something, say something. You can only say something meaningful when you understand what you see. We need to move to being able to properly identify what we see !

” Massive public awareness is the way to go. Not even now that access to security agencies premises are more controlled coupled with confidence crisis between some operatives and members of the public.Beyond just earning salary, the private guards should see themselves as rendering services.” He admonished.

The Chairman of the ALPSPN in the State, Rotarian Tunde Akande appreciated the Commandant and specifically noted the role NSCDC played in mediating during the crisis the association had.

” Your timely intervention during the imbroglio in our association led to the election of this new Exco. We shall do all in our power to reposition Private guards companies in the state for better service delivery. ” He said .


ASC I Daniel Aidamenbor
Public Relations Officer

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