Foreigners are not allowed to run security outfit – Gana

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Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu  Commandant General (NSCDC),

The Commandant General (CG), of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that foreigners are not allowed to run any private security guard company (PGC) in Nigeria.

According to a statement from the corps spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, Gana made the remark during an advocacy visit by the Acting National Coordinator Servicom Presidency, Nnenna Akajemeli, at Civil Defence National Headquarters, Abuja.

Gana said “Foreigners are totally exempted from floating a PGC, as they cannot be allowed to operate within our security architecture in Nigeria.”

He explained that the process of registering any PGC follows a very standard procedure, as the list of Directors to be registered are sent to the Department of State Security (DSS), for screening to ascertain their Persons, and this is done within two weeks interval.

The CG also stated that the corps is Servicom compliant, because as a grassroots security agency, they have first-hand knowledge on how best to relate with the Public, as they are always in contact with people both in the rural and urban areas.

The Acting National Coordinator emphasized that Servicom is all about serving the people, as such service standards should focus on quality of services delivered to the people so as to meet their expectations.

She added that “Consultation is also important between the MDAs and the people to enable the citizenry make input on how best they should be served.”

She however admonished the corps to ensure courtesy and professionalism in discharging their duties.

Daily Trust

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