The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Gana Abdullahi Muhammadu, on Wednesday evening, July 18, held a meeting with Chief Executive Officers of various security companies in Nigeria.
The meeting took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city with all members of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) and other security bodies in attendance.
Muhammadu, who was appointed NSCDC CG July 17, 2015, by Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, became the first Commandant General of the Corps to hold such a meeting.
During the meeting, the NSCDC Commandant General assured the CEOs of the security companies that the NSCDC will continue to support them and that the July 18 meeting would not be the last.
The NSCDC Commandant General also revealed at the meeting that registered security companies in the country can now renew their license online.
Meanwhile, stakeholders at the meeting also applauded the NSCDC Commandant General for his efforts since he assumed office.
Richard Amuwa, the Managing Director of Mega Guards Services Ltd, thanked Muhammadu for becoming first NSCDC CG to attend the meeting with the CEOs, noting that his administration has changed how Civil Defence was in the country some years back.
“Civil Defence in the past is not Civil Defence today; you can ask the President of this association how difficult we fought some few years back to have a national body, the same Civil Defence made it difficult but here today we have the first CG sitting with us on one on one, 19 years of democracy, that’s amazing and I want to say thank you to the CG”, Mr Amuwa opined.
Similarly, Dame Victoria Ekhomu, an ASIS Advisory Council Chairman and Managing Director, Transworld Security System Limited, also thanked the CG for attending the meeting and also used the opportunity to invite him to ASIS forthcoming event slated for July 26th and 27th at the Museum Center in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
The NSCDC Commandant General also received an award of excellence at the meeting for his services since he assumed office in 2015.