NSCDC Commences Retraining of Private Guard Companies in Zamfara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Zamfara State Command has launched a retraining program for the first batch of Private Guard Companies (PGCs) in the state. The initiative was inaugurated by the State Commandant, Sani Mustapha, at the State Command Headquarters in Gusau.

During the opening ceremony, Commandant Sani Mustapha highlighted the importance of retraining, stressing the need for enhanced professionalism and intelligence gathering among private guards. He noted that the NSCDC is mandated to register, train, supervise, monitor, and regulate the activities of all PGCs in Nigeria, as outlined in Section 3 of the 2003 and 2007 Acts, as amended. This two-week training program aims to reinforce these mandates in Zamfara State.

“The objective of this training is to instill professionalism and discipline among PGC personnel,” stated Commandant Mustapha. He emphasized that professional conduct by private guards can significantly contribute to reducing insecurity in the state. The Corps is committed to producing well-disciplined and highly skilled security professionals through this initiative.

Commandant Mustapha also advised the public to engage only registered Private Guard Companies for their security needs, cautioning against employing unqualified individuals who could jeopardize the safety of lives and properties.

The training will involve about fifty security personnel from the 34 registered guard companies in Zamfara State and will be conducted intensively over the next two weeks.

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