The Anambra Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has sealed two private guard companies for allegedly operating without valid licenses.
Mr Edwin Okadigbo, the command’s Public Relations Officer, revealed this on Thursday in a statement in Awka. Okadigbo pin downed the companies as Globe 999 Security Ltd., located at No. 49 Ugwunabankpa Road, Onitsha, and USBEST Security Ltd, located at No. 35 Onitsha-Owerri Road, Onitsha. He reported that the activities of the companies were not in line with the code of conduct governing their operations.
According to the statement, the main aim of the closure is to encourage professionalism in the sector.
It also stated that the closure was in accordance with the NSCDC Amended Act 2007, which gives it right to regulate, monitor and supervise the operations of private guard companies.
“The said private guard companies were given enough warning through letters addressed to them on the need to revalidate and renew their operational licenses. The companies are therefore expected to discontinue their operations and should not directly or indirectly render any security services to any individual, group or corporate body in whatever way.
Okadigbo gave counsel to the public to request for the operating license of private guard companies before engaging their services.
“Members of the public are also advised to visit the command to confirm the validity and existence of any companies before engaging their services. Okadigbo said.