Abuja - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday sealed the premises of Kings Guard Security Company, Abuja and two others for not complying with regulations guiding their operations.
Isaac Udofia, Deputy Superintendent of NSCDC, FCT Command, who led the operations, said the companies were sealed for their refusal to subject themselves to constituted licencing authorities.
According to him, the affected companies, Kings Guard, Latins Securities Ltd. and Choice Integrated Global Securities Services engaged and train security guards without due approval from the NSCDC.
Udofia said that some of the private guard companies were not properly registered with the Civil Defence Corps, which contravened the law guiding their operations.
He said that the NSCDC embarked on the sealing of the companies because of their threat to national security.
The deputy superintendent said that companies that wished to run their own private guard companies should ensure that they met the requirements for their establishment.
``They either engage a licenced security company for such services or obtain a licence after registration with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC).
He said the company must also have a minimum capital share of N10 million, while all the directors of the company must be Nigerians.
Udofia said the companies were expected to pay N500 000 as registration fees to the NSCDC.
According to him, investigations are conducted on the companies by the State Security Service (SSS) before their applications can be considered and approved by the Ministry of Interior.
Udofia said the defaulting companies would remain sealed until they met the necessary requirements.
He advised individuals patronising such unlicensed companies to desist from doing so.