Defence & Security

NSCDC boss meets ALPSPN, declares war on quackery in Osun

By Alex Olise

The Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, Agboola Adisa Sunday has tasked members of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) to be more proactive in the areas of intelligence gathering, prompt renewal of licenses, professionalism and appropriate training by guards.

The Commandant stated this on Wednesday when members of the association paid him a courtesy visit at Osogbo, the State’s capital city, the Command Spokesperson, ASC II Atanda Olabisi said in a statement on Thursday.

According to him, the Commandant lauded the Association on their exemplary effort in grassroots security and the efforts made by private security guards in providing intelligence reports to the Corps to nip in the bud cases that could affect the security of the nation.

“He, also, encouraged them not to relent at all as the Corps appreciates and expects more from them for more effective security service delivery to the country.

“He assured the Association of unhitched support to flush out quacks within their ranks in order to sanitize and provide proper punitive measures against illegal practices and defaulters,” Olabisi noted.

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He further stated that Agboola reassured the executives that he would always be ready to render assistance whenever the need arises, especially, as it would lead to making PGCs a more vibrant industry, which is made up of professionals.

He concluded by urging the Association to insist on professionalism, payment of standard salary and staff welfare packages such as health insurance, pensions and so on to become the norm.

“Training and retraining of the staff must be paramount as they should take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Corps,” the State Commandant reiterated.

The Chairperson of the ALPSPN, Osun State Chapter, Chief (Mrs) Odebode Lawal Mobola, who led other executives to the NSCDC boss said, the visit was timely as it served as sensitization and familiarization of the ALPSPN executives with the Commandant to harmonize and collaborate in the fight against quacks in the State.

She emphasized the need to have a cordial working relationship with the Command, other stakeholders in the fight against quackery and other unprofessional practices of some Private Guards Companies in the State. She also pledged the commitment of members of the association to abide by the rules and regulations set by the Private Guards Company Act and the Corps for effective service delivery.

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