Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

By Gift Wada

The African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) in collaboration with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are set to train 300 private security companies across the country. The training aims to promote ethical conducts in line with best global practices.

Chinwike Okereke, Founder and Chief Executive Director at AFRILAW disclosed this during the flag of of the “ Nigerian responsible private security company training programme held in Abuja on Wednesday

Okereke noted that findings made by his organization suggested the need to instill discipline and responsible conduct in the private security space

For the past 3 years we have been focusing on the private security governance and recognizing the role of the sector to improving security in the country. We had an assessment and we want to fill the gap of insufficient training and deficiencies in best global practices.

The training will cover the 6 geopolitical zones and between now to March 2023 we will train at least 300 private security companies. Though we have more than 1,500 private security companies but our finances are limited.

The training he said will deal with prominent issues in the sector such as irresponsibility in the service, ethical misconduct, lack of respect for human rights, gender exploitation and sexual harassment.

“ This training will help them to be more professional in their conduct and promote efficiency in the private security sector.”

In his remarks, Abdullahi Mohammed, the commandant general NSCDC, stressed on the need for private security agencies to collaborate with government security to fight insecurity in the country.

“ you’re very important in the security architecture of the country and as an extension of NCDC, you must have a good representation hence the need for this training“ Mohammed explained

He noted that the NSCDC is open to complaint and committed to ensuring that all issues regarding private security are adequately handled.

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