Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has concluded plans to train personnel of private security guards in the country on modern trends in crime prevention and security protection to ensure professionalism and efficiency in protecting life and property in the country.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, DCC Emmanuel Okeh and made available to Nigerian Pilot newspaper yesterday.
The new Commandant General of NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu made the disclosure when he received a joint team from the University of Abuja and National Open University of Nigeria in his office for partnership on training program.
NSCDC boss said, “the establishment of College for Security Management by the corps in Abeokuta and other similar institutes in the country, management and personnel of private security guards in the country would be mandated to undergo regular capacity building and training programs on modern trends in crime prevention and security protection in private and public institutions.
“Criminals are not only posing threat through physical engagements but have devised other strategies through online and social media for their nefarious activities. The only way to contain and curtail them is through training and retraining of our staff as well as private security guards on the new methods and technique to address the threat.”
In the statement, Muhammadu further stressed that “the Corps other institutions in Abuja, Katsina and Bayelsa states would continue partnering with other institutions in providing training for public officers and potential students on various fields of security consciousness and disaster management, using the latest techniques and technology.”
In a reaction, “the leader of the delegation, Dr. Amuche Madu explained that the purpose of the visit was to present a proposal on ‘Professional Development Program on Law Enforcement and Security Governance’ as part of its agenda to ensure that agencies of government are knowledge based institutions.
“Training improves morals and credentials of participants. It would also curtail excessive expenditure for foreign training Sof officers when the same services are affordable in the country” Dr. Madu said.

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