ABUJA – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday advised Nigerians and organisations against engaging the services of in-house security guards, popularly known as “mai guard’’.
Mr David Akinbinu, the Spokesman of corps, FCT Command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the in-house security system was detrimental to the organisations and individuals that engaged their services.
Akinbinu explained that in case of any eventuality, such individuals and organisations would not be able to trace the guards as they had no information about their background.
He stressed the need for individuals and organisations in need of security guards to consult the security corps for licenced security operatives to ensure the safety of their premises and property.
Akinbinu added that the licenced security operatives could be held responsible in case of any eventuality.[eap_ad_2]
“If private organisations decide to engage their services, it is at their own risk as the organisation will be held responsible in case of any disaster, crime or other default,’’ he said.
According to him, it is the responsibility of the security corps to ensure that hospitals, schools and other public and private institutions to engage the services of licenced private guards rather than mai guards.
“Having an in-house security operative is wrong, we call them ‘mai guard’, and if you are operating with this people, it is at your own risk.
“You are not helping yourself, business or your family, in case of any emergency, who will you hold liable, but in case of a licenced security operative, we will hold them liable when there is an incidence of theft.
“We discouraged the idea of mai guard because if there is any case of robbery, burglary, you will not be able to trace them because you are ignorant of their background,’’ he cautioned. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]