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Civil Defence courts Rivers stakeholders for safer society


The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has charged stakeholders to support it in enthroning a safer society.

The Commandant, Muktar Lawal, who made the call yesterday during a private guards companies (PGCs) stakeholders’ virtual meeting in Port Harcourt, harped on a more secure environment devoid of violence, rape, banditry, cybercrimes and associated ills.

He reminded the participants that in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 epidemic, security should be the business of all, urging the PGCs to be up and doing in the quest by law enforcement agencies to address the prevailing challenges in the country.

Lawal deplored the rising cases of rape and internet-related frauds nationwide.


“There is no better time to discuss the issue of security, its challenges, and the way forward, than now. We look forward to a more secure society free from violence, rape and others,” he added.

The commandant pleaded with all to be part of intelligence gathering for better protection of lives and property, hoping that the meeting would enhance the way “we run our businesses and discharge our duties.”

In his remarks, state chairman of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN), Mark Abere, urged the NSCDC to relentlessly pursue policies that are beneficial to establishments, their owners, as well as Rivers residents.

He commended the command for the robust relationship his association had enjoyed in the state.

Also speaking, the Officer-in Charge of the PGC NSCDC, Abuja national headquarters, Helen Amakiri, implored operators in the state to abide all time with the corps’ extant rules.


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