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PRIVATE GUARD COMPANIES

 

A             BRIEF BACKGROUND

 

The Private Guard Companies Department (PGC) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is saddled with the responsibility of Licensing, Monitoring and Supervision of the activities of Private Guard Companies in Nigeria.

 

This charter aims at publishing, among other things, requirements for registration as a Private Guard Company, issuance of license and license renewals, grievance redress mechanism etc.

 

B             VISION STATEMENT

 

To safe guard the society from the scourge of insecurity and contribute towards the Control and Management of crimes and National emergencies.

 

C             MISSION STATEMENT

 

With the signing into law of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Act No. 2 of 2003 and Amendment Act of 2007, the Department is empowered through the Corps to Licence, Supervise and Monitor activities of Private Guard Companies. Thus, our mission statement is: To contribute towards the development of security structures that will ensure the protection and assurance of the civil public life, property and curb criminality.

 

D.            SERVICES RENDERED

 

(i)            Licensing of Private Guard Companies (PGCs)

 

(ii)           Monitoring the activities of Private Guard Companies

 

Iii             Supervising Private Guard Companies

 

IV            Renewal of PGC operational Licenses

 

V             Upgrading and downgrading of licenses as the case may be

 

VI            Supervision of recruitment and training of Private Guard’s nationwide (please note that the NSCDC must be involved in the recruitment of all guards)

 

Vii           Re-certification of Private Guard Companies

 

Viii          Consultations with Private Guard Companies on their activities.

 

Ix            Ensuring that foreigners do not operate or own Private Guard Companies (PGC) or have access to PGC licenses for any purpose.

 

X             Ensuring that the Director(s) of Private Guard Companies have not been found guilty of any criminal offence or are not person(s) of questionable character(s)

 

Xi            Ensuring that the Director(s) was not dismissed, discharged or otherwise removed on disciplinary grounds from the Police, Prison Service, Customs Service, Immigration Service or the Armed Forces of the Federation.

 

Xii           Breeding, training and sales of Pedigree Security dogs

 

Xiii          Capturing the biometrics details of guards and Directors of Private Guard Companies

 

Xiv          Ensuring guard welfare is topmost with their employers.

 

Xv           Handling and resolving (through alternative dispute resolution) issues related to guards unpaid salary, unjustifiable dismissal by Guard Companies etc. By the Guards welfare and Complaints unit

 

E.            LIST OF CUSTOMERS          

 

Nigerians who are currently working in the Public sector are not expected to own a Private Guard Company while in service, thus, the customers of the department are:

 

  1. The Nigeria Public

  2. Retired officers of the Military and Paramilitary Organizations

  3. Private Guard Companies

 

F.            PERFORMANCE TARGETS/CUSTOMERS EXPECTIONS

 

Our Commitments are that:

 

  1. After investigation clearance and payment to the Treasury Single Account (TSA), licenses should be expected within a reasonable time.

  2. Operatives of the Private Guard Companies and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps would hold Stakeholders conference at least once in a year at the National Level to rub minds on the way forward in Private Guard Security System in the country

  3. Inspection and assessment of the Premises and facilities of the Private Guard Companies before the issuance of the Private Guard License.

 

G.           REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AS A PRIVATE GUARD COMPANY

 

1.            Application for private guard license addressed to the Commandant General

 

2.            CTC of memorandum and Article of association (2 copies)

 

3.            Photocopies of certificates of incorporation (2copies)

 

4.            Payment of Five hundred thousand naira (500,000.00) only.

 

5.            Tax Clearance Certificate

 

6.            Statement of account

 

7.            Letter from a legal adviser

 

8.            Letter from an auditor

 

9.            Proposed training program

 

10.          Proposed salary structure

 

11.          Veterinary certificate (optional)

 

12.          Personal History Statement (PHS) forms at One hundred thousand naira (100,000.00) only. All directors must obtain one

 

13.          Credentials of directors (2copies) to be attached with PHS form

 

14.          Letter from bankers

 

15.          Eight (8) passport photographs for each of the Directors.

 

16.          Eight (8) full photographs (postcard 5 X 7 inches) of each of the Directors with a white background, with five fingers print and signature signed at the back of the postcard (photograph) in the presence of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Officers.

 

17.          Photocopy of the signature page of the Directors in the International passport or National ID Card or Driver's License and this should be stapled at the back cover of the file jacket.

 

18.          PHS form must be adequately filled by the Directors stating Nil or Not Applicable to portions they do not have answers to and no column should be left unfiled.

 

19.          Attestation letters from referees for each Directors.

 

20.          One uniform sample with photograph of a guard in Uniform (2 copies). All uniforms and accoutrement must not have semblance of any government agency or similar to any other PGCs.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Payment of application fee is not an authorization to operate. Licenses are required before operations can commence.

 

NOTE:

 

  1. All submissions must be arranged as listed above.

  2. The minimum share capital is N10 Million

    It is advised that documents should not be submitted in piece meal.

 

G2.         THINGS NOT TO INCLUDE IN PRIVATE GUARD COMPANY’S MEMO

 

  1. Bullet proof Vest

  2. Arms and ammunition

  3. Investigation/investigator

  4. Body guard

  5. Detective

  6. Security personnel of all kind

  7. Protective chauffeurs

  8. Armoured vehicle

  9. Assessors

  10. VIPs protection

 

H.            REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL

 

Renewal is not automatic and is therefore subject to the submission of the following.

 

  1. A bank evidence of payment of processing fees, for which a treasury receipt, shall be issued.

  2. A duly signed annual performance report of the company for the immediate preceding year.

  3. Current staff returns, showing names, positions and salaries being paid to the employees of the company (to be submitted on quarterly basis).

  4. Photocopy of current tax clearance certificate of the company.

  5. Copy of current statement of audited accounts.

  6. Veterinary certificate of fitness of guard animals:

    (If any) whose services were employed by the company from a registered veterinary doctor.

  7. Copy of last renewal/or licence for the first renewal.

  8. Copy of monitoring report and Company’s Information Update duly signed and stamped by the State Commandant of NSCDC covering the period of last renewal.

    I               Renewal requirements are to be submitted in complete package. Submission in piecemeal is not allowed.

    II             Proof of form D compliance.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT:

 

                (A) Company who fail to renew licences within the specified period shall pay a penalty of  ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND NAIRA ONLY. (N150,000.00) in accordance with the approved fees by the Federal Executive Council (irrespective of categories). The penalty fees for default shall be constructed as penalty payable per year of default.

 

                (B) Violation of laid down procedures shall lead to the revocation of licence.

 

S/N

SERVICES/FACILITIES RENDERED

APPROVED FEES (N)

1

Application for Private guard Company licence (Form A)

Non refundable of N500,000.00

2

Licence For Private Guard Company Category A

N3,000,000.00

3

Licence For Private Guard Company Category B (with less than 500 staff)

N2,500,000.00

4

Renewal for private guard licence Category A

N200,000.00

5

Renewal for private guard licence Category B

N100,000.00

6

CTC of Private Guard Licence Category A

N150,000.00

7

CTC of Private Guard Licence Category B

N100,000.00

8

Penalty for Late Submission of Renewal of Private Guard licence per year of default

N150,000.00

9

Personal History Statement Form (Director’s Form)

N100,000.00

10

Application form for employment of Guard (form D)

N500.00

11

Additional Director’s form

N100,000.00

12

Change of Address (P.G.C .F.) Form F

N20,000.00

13

Opening of branch within the Same State (P.G.C .G.) for G

N10,000.00

14

Opening of Branches (Inter-State) (P.G.C.H)

N30,000.00

15

Relocation of Head of Office (Inter-State) (P.G.C.J)

N100,000.00

 

NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIPTED AND ARE NON REFUNDABLE.

 

A             OBLIGATIONS OF CUSTOMERS

 

Customers are required to:

 

  1. Be fully acquainted with the service charter of the Department.

  2. Follow all approved procedures for obtaining licences and renewal of licences.

  3. Attach all prescribed forms and allow a reasonable time for processing requests.

  4. Make enquires in courteous and polite manner

  5. Follow complaint, grievances/redress mechanism contained in this charter.

  6. It is punishable offence not to pay guards as at when due.

  7. Issued licences are not used for illegal purpose(s) and not transferable.

 

B             COMPLAINTS/GRIEVANCE REDRESS MECHANISM

 

In case of dissatisfaction with the services rendered by any staff of the department, our clients are advised to contact any of the under listed officers:

 

  1. The ACG, PGC Department

  2. The Commandant, PGC, National Headquarters.

  3. Commandant, SERVICOM

  4. Head of unit, PGC Licensing

  5. Desk officers of Divisional offices can be contacted for enquires and passage of information only.

 

C             STAKEHOLDERS PARTICIPATION IN SERVICE PROVISION

 

Stakeholders in the Private Guard Security System in the country and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps meet yearly to rub minds on the way forward.

 

D             SPECIAL NEEDS PROVISION

 

Considering the pressure of demand from our clients nationwide, the department is inaugurated in all Commands of the Corps in the thirty-six States and the FCT to take care of official duties in line with the mandate of the department.

 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF REGISTERED PRIVATE GUARD COMPANIES IN NIGERIA

 

 

 

THE COMMANDANT GENERAL

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