In a bid to boost the effort of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Protection Plus Security, a private security outfit, refitted and refurbished one of the blocks of building of the corps at their headquarters in Alausa, Ikeja.
Apart from refurbishing the structure, the security firm also refitted the insides by equipping it with office essentials including gadgets. The gesture by the firm was duly appreciated by the corps because it came at a time when they were in dire need of a befitting office for the officers.
The refurbished structure was handed over to the corps formally by the Managing Director, Protection Plus Security, Dr. Ubong King and the company’s head of legal services, Ruth Enudi.
According to Mr. Dada one of the directors, whose office was refurbished, the gesture took them unawares because they never approached him at any time for help.
He said, “I did not approach him for help but he saw the situation of the place. He asked if I should be given the funds, but I declined. I told him I wanted him to do it.
“Lo and behold, he exceeded our expectation because I know I won’t have done half of what he did. We will always remember his kind gesture.”
Also speaking, the Lagos State Commandant, Tajudeen Balogun said, “Historically, contemporary and comparatively, NSCDC has always been associated with efficiency and effectiveness as reflected in our mission statement which speaks integrity in service delivery.
“The private guard company really appreciates our efforts and modus operandi by which we do our job and to show appreciation, they decided to do some renovations in one of our offices.
“We really appreciate their moves towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We call on Nigerians and other private companies to show their own input no matter how little, to make our work environment more conducive.
“Security issues are not like textbooks that anybody can just go to the library to read. We have been having a lot of cooperation and goodwill from people around the state who are passing fantastic information to us.
“We are using the information in conjunction with other security agencies because we operate in the spirit of cohesion not competition.
“Intelligence sharing is key in every modus operandi of military and para-military. In a nutshell, if you see something, say something.”
On his part, Protection Plus Managing Director, King, whose firm was incorporated in 2009 and registered as a private security company before it was verified by the NSCDC, said his gesture stemmed out of the need to give back to the corps.
On the reason for the partnership he said, “My company also constitutes part of internal security in this country and if my company is under the regulation of the NSCDC, there should be a relationship.
“And if the regulator is not comfortable, the industry will not be comfortable. It is expected that as somebody that is being regulated, that you will come and see the place.
“When you come and see the people that are supposed to take of your operations being in a tight situation, it behooves me to support them in that regard and ensure they are comfortable to help the internal security of the country.
“As part of our principle in Protection Plus, that everybody from the leadership of the country must be comfortable. “Tomorrow I don’t know what my son will become, maybe a personnel of the NSCDC and they have to sit in an office like that, who knows what the future will be.”