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NSCDC issues operational licenses to 41 private guard companies

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NSCDC issues operational licenses to 41 private guard companies

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has issued operational licenses to 41 Private Guard Companies (PGCs).

NSCDC Commandant General (CG), Ahmed Audi, represented by DCG Operation, Dauda Mugadi, presented the licenses to the PGCs on Thursday in Abuja.

Audi said the private security industry was an integral part of Nigeria’s security architecture hence the need for them to be professional in carrying out their duties.

He charged them to place priority on crime prevention and protection of lives and properties in their areas of operation.

The CG warned that any compromise of national security will be dealt with decisively.

“Use your experience to promote public interest and socio-economic growth, which only thrives in a crime-free environment.

“As you join the league of players in this industry, you should not compromise standard as the provisions of the PGC Act and regulation must be strictly adhered to.

“National security must not be sacrificed on the altar of pursuit for business profit,” Audi said.

He also warned that companies who violate the codes of operation would be duly sanctioned.

The NSCDC boss urged the operators to constantly share intelligence information and ensure prompt submission of security reports to the Corps.

Audi advised them to track down and report suspicious activities in their areas of operation as they would be held accountable for any breach of security in their domain.

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NEDC distributes palliatives to people with disability in Borno

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The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has commenced distribution of palliatives to people living with disability in Borno.

During the exercise on Saturday in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, the Managing Director of the commission, Mr Mohammed Alkali, said the gesture was in line with the commission’s mandate.

Alkali, who was represented by the NEDC Coordinator for Borno, Mr Mohammed Umaru, said the exercise started with the people with disability in Maiduguri metropolitant and would be extended to their members in the 26 LGAs of the state.

“What we are doing here today will also be done in remaining 26 LGAs of Borno.

“It has also commenced or has been done in other north east states as part of measures to ensure that everyone is given a sense of belonging in line with the NEDC mandate.”

Responding, the Chairman of people living with disability in Borno, Mallam Mohammed Abubakar, thanked the commission for the gesture and assured of the leadership’s commitment to ensure fairness in sharing the 50 bags of rice and 50 cartons of spaghetti to its members in the metropolis.

Abubakar urged other organisations to emulate the gesture by the commission in reaching out to vulnerable groups in their support to victims of insurgency at this critical period.

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Customs boss charges 81 cadets on integrity, professionalism in conduct

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The acting Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi, has charged the Basic Course I/2023 Cadets to uphold the highest level of integrity and professionalism while discharging their lawful duties.

The Ag. CGC delivered this charge in statement in Lagos on Saturday.

Adeniyi congratulated the cadets on their successful completion of training and welcomed them into the service.

He expressed the hope for a better service, equip them with knowledge and skills, and urged them to make a meaningful difference in the nation.

“You should attach importance to discipline, good conduct, and the highest level of integrity in your actions, and you should represent excellence in the Nigeria Customs Service.

“There is significant enhancement to the service’s training and development framework, and officers within the superintendent cadre, starting from those graduating today will undergo a mandatory refresher course every five years,” he said.

The Training College Commandant, Deputy-Comptroller Haniel Hadisson, advised the cadets to maintain the high standard of discipline they experienced during their compulsory six-month training while executing their duties.

He expressed gratitude for the support provided by the Acting Comptroller-General and his team.

As a reward for excellence, awards were presented to outstanding cadets who had distinguished themselves through dedication and hard work.

In total, 81 Cadets successfully completed their training and passed out of the Training College after six months of rigorous preparation.

The event was attended by the Deputy Gov. of Gombe State, Manasseh Jatau, a retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, senior officers of the service, and representatives of sister agencies, among others.

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