Private Guard Companies in Nigeria are currently undergoing reform with a view to partnering with government security agencies in tackling state of insecurity in the country, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said.
Civil Defense said the major focus is to develop new strategy on how to refocus the private guards companies to meet up with the current trend of insecurity, and what is expected of the operatives in the industry.
The spokesman of the Corps, Emmanuel Okeh, said in making the operatives of the industry relevant they were challenged and encouraged to partner, collaborate, relate and participate in government activities by ensuring the success of government policies in order to reduce the problem of insecurity in the society.
He said the need for the repositioning, refocusing and transforming of the industry becomes necessary for effective protection and curbing of crime.
Okeh said the Corps has licensed over 100 companies, with about 30 companies awaiting license, over 70 companies sealed for not having operating license and 350 licenses renewed as well as millions of naira generated into government coffers.