NSCDC to conduct biometric registration for housemaids, security guards and drivers to checkmate crimes

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC said it would soon begin biometric data-capturing of house girls, security guards and drivers. It said this was part of its efforts to checkmate crimes and other nefarious activities in the country. The NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana, disclosed this while addressing stakeholders from some private guard companies in Maiduguri.

Gana said that the NSCDC was currently sponsoring a bill at the national assembly that would give the private guards’ security sector the mandate to checkmate various illicit activities across the country. He said that the data capturing would enable the corps to know everybody with a view to safeguarding the country and its citizens from criminals hiding under the guise of foreigners. He said that till date, foreigners were still employed as securities in private homes which posed another danger.