Following the incessant security challenges in the country, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, said it will embark on nationwide screening and issuance of unified identity cards to all private guards.
The corps said it would forestall any form of disguise to perpetrate crime in the country.
Its Commandant-General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammedu, revealed this in his office when the national body of the Road Transport Employers Association, RTEAN, paid him a courtesy visit.
Muhammedu stressed that the unified identity cards would reposition private guard companies and make their operations standard.
“I will direct the NSCDC identity card department to liaise with the Road Transport Employers Association on the need to produce a unified identity card for private guard companies nationwide, to further reposition that sector.’’
Earlier in his presentation, RTEAN’s National President, Isiwele Shehu Musa, noted that his organisation is a key stakeholder in the economy with over 16 million members spread across the country.
Musa explained that RTEAN is the umbrella body of all owners of vehicles used for commercial purposes nationwide and that it is seeking collaboration with the NSCDC to strengthen their existing relationship, even as he lauded the corps for making positive impact in the discharge of their constitutional mandate which is being felt by all Nigerians, especially the taskforce set-up by the commandant-general to battle fuel scarcity which has paid-off.
The RTEAN boss revealed that they now have their own data capturing machines with the capacity to produce 80,000 identity cards in 10 hours.

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