The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, says Nigeria needs private security firms to address insecurity in the country.
Speaking in Calabar during a retreat organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, and the Association of Licenced Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria on Thursday which had the theme, ‘New Dynamics for Security Practice in Nigeria’, the he Minister whose speech was read by his Senior Special Adviser on Strategy, Ademola Adeyinka, called on private security firms in the country to be prepared to fill the gaps.
He said, “There is no doubt that we need private security firms. In a situation where there is a shortage of personnel, there is bound to be challenges, so this is where private security firms fill the gap and they should be prepared to play certain roles.”
Aregbesola said the Ministry of Interior will like to collaborate with them on establishing a training and certification institution for all categories of private security firms.