Tue. Apr 20th, 2021

NSCDC Mandates Private Guards To Bear Name Tags

Abdullahi GanaMuhammed, the Corps’ Commandant-General

NSCDC Mandates Private Guards To Bear Name Tags

Following the arrest of some fake Private Guard Operatives during the Covid-19 lockdown directive at beats and locations within the country, the Commandant General Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has directed that all State Commandants of the Corps should ensure and enforce the recent directive that all Private Guards in the country should sew their Private Security Identification (PSID) number on their uniforms.

The PSID according to the Commandant-General, is to tally with their service numbers generated during the Biometrics Data Capturing.

These were contained in a statement issued and made available to newsdishng.com by the Media Assistant to the Commandant General, Mr. Ekunola Gbenga, today.

The statement stated that the Corps is collaborating with sister agencies such as Department of State Security (DSS) Nigeria Police (NPF) Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Corps supervisory ministry (Ministry of Interior) who the NSCDC had already shared this data with to arrest all erring operatives.

The statement reads in part: “The NSCDC will not rest on its oars to ensure it rid the sector of all illegal companies and guards.

“The introduction of name tags had become necessary to ensure the safety of lives and properties of Nigerians and protect the integrity of the duly registered Private Guards Companies.

“With the vital information on the uniform which includes Private Security Identification (PSID) any operative involved in crime can easily be identified and apprehended”.