STARTING A PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA

111The threat of terrorist bombings, kidnappings and other crimes in Nigeria has skyrocketed the demand for security guard companies. As we hear of Boko Haram bombings almost on a forth nightly basis and kidnappings every single day, the opportunities to start a security guard company is now high as business moguls, politicians, celebrities and other high profile individuals seek to protect themselves…. Even the common man protects himself too because people have been kidnapped and ransom was paid in recharge card vouchers rating to N500, 000 (these kidnapper their eyes dey red these day o!) Please note before I proceed the security companies is not the police force (‘no be olopka o’’!) so they do not have the same authority. They are only responsible for the safety of their clients and their property. Below are some well researched basic steps on how to start a security company in Naija’’:112

Step 1- Acquire the necessary training. Go for security training courses that will teach you strategies of how to protect your client, self defense, gun and baton handling and other tools of your trade. Having a military or law enforcement background will help in starting your security business.  If you do not have any of such back ground, do not worry, just make sure you use training programs that is recommended by the military and police.  And make sure you pass those courses. Endeavor to be the best security guard you can think of because the lives and property of your clients will be your responsibility to safe guard. I also advice that you work in a security guard company for a while before you start your own outfit.  That way, you will have the experience to build on.

Step 2-Business Niche. As there are many services a security company can offer, spend some time researching the industry to determine what jobs your new Security Guard Company can start with. Businesses security, events security, patrol services, vehicle security, body guard services, surveillance video-monitoring center, family security are services security companies offer depending on their capital and manpower.

Step 3-Register and get the proper licenses for your business. Endeavor to get register your security company with the Corporate Affairs Commission Nigeria (CAC Nigeria). You will also have to get licensing from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) because they are saddled with the responsibility of regulating and controlling the activities of private security companies in Nigeria. You should also get the gun permits if your employees are going to be carrying firearms. But bear in that individuals with criminal backgrounds or under the age of 17 will never obtain license to carry firearms.113Step 4-Choose a location for your office. This will serve as where administrative duties are carried out and individuals can come to apply for positions in your business. You can employ the services of a real estate agent. And also hire a good interior decorator to design the reception area and meeting room. A good first impression matters a lot here.

Step 5-Security business is a “people skill” business so before you can start your own security company in Nigeria, you need to hire and properly train employees. Be sure your employees are efficient in interpersonal communication skills, crisis management, security strategies etc. You will need to perform background checks on every individual to plan to employ. A security guard with a criminal background is serious bad business for you. You should also screen employees to make sure they are drug free. You can employ the services of a HR company to do the work for you. Get them uniforms.

Step 6-Get comprehensive insurance coverage.114Step 7-Bid on contracts. Search for event places and businesses that are in need of security guard personnel. Bidding on contracts can be very competitive in the security industry. Other ways of getting clients are Spread fliers, business cards, word of mouth and placing ads in local newspapers. Remember that the growth of your security business depends solely on you. Train your employees very well because their actions will determine if your clients will retain your services or not. I hope this helps. If you have any contributions or tips to add, please use the comment area. Thanks. If you consider STARTING A PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA and require our professional service to develop a visible business plans, marketing and SWOT analysis, email me on udeozochibuzo@yahoo.com you can follow on twitter as well @udeozochibuzo

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45 Responses to STARTING A PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA

  1. Agbetuyi Lawrence says:

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  2. FRANK N. says:

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  3. Anonymous says:

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  4. Anonymous says:

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  5. Abdulkarim Sadiq says:

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  6. mr peter says:

    Can one start a security company in nigeria for a time before perfecting his registration?

  7. Abba says:

    Place dont delly the sallery

  8. Mobolaji says:

    Its nice to read through this page,i think i might still be of importance t o any upcoming security company,am an ex female soldier,who served under Nigerian Army with colours,i disengaged ,i served with United Nations as a peace keeper,under ECOMOG,studied political science,Security Operation and Management at UNILAG,worked under different security companies as a patrol officer and as a head of operations too.

  9. Ernest says:

    I appreciate the enthusiasm of all the comments set out in this forum, how encouraging to know many still care about the welfare and safety of our beloved ones, and country Nigeria, that is why CARRIBEAN SECURITY SERVICE is looking forward to expanding its business operations to the roots of its founder. My names is E OKODUWA CEO co-director, founder of Carribean security service South Africa.
    This forum has inspired me with the thought I have two years back to take the business back home as citizen of Nigeria charity they say begins at home. We have decided to take the initiative to launch what is known as Armed respond service to homes and business within major cities and states.
    Contact me on e.ernest@carribeansecurity.co.za all possible investors are welcome.
    WE OFFER VIP PROTECTION SERVICE TO ALL WHO WISH TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA IN A GRAND STYLE WITH ESCORT SERVICES. WE ARE LICENSE TO PROTECT.
    OUR CLIENT SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
    Head of Operation
    Tel: +27110780971
    Fax: 002786 5181575
    Cell: 0027780425244

  10. kelvin says:

    thanks you sir for your great information,sir i went to know if you have any information how much it will course for the registration of private security company in [NSCDC]

    • cece says:

      You can get to the PGC DEPT OF THE NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS nearest to you. Ask for the requirements for licencing of Private Guards company and you’ll be guided accordingly. There are categories of Private Guard companies (PGC). Ask for local service charter pamphlet. Good luck

  11. Anonymous says:

    hello sid i love your passion and your seriousness in setting out a security firm here in Nigeria considering the security challenge, i also have the same business idea just as you do, but due to financial constraint, i will really like to partner with some one like you if the business plan will really be achievable. in the area of experience i have a required experience in the field and currently am heading a security unit in a company, my name is frank, you can reach me with this number
    08103894614.

  12. Anonymous says:

    My name is Johnbull Airohuomon.i like a have and operate a private security film i have the experience as a senior police officer right now..a graduate of political science…still in the Nigeria police force……but my set back right now is the financial aspect…..i am praying if i can have any person with the financial strength to come up within Nigeria…..or any person can addvice me on this…thanks my phone no.08035846310.

  13. Anonymous says:

    you may contact zek updated and services plus, a private security consultant with an outstanding difference email:zekupdateeduservices@gmail.com
    Tel;08123750529

  14. Sid says:

    I’m UK base security consultant, have worked in the security industry for many years, i started out as a security guard during my university days then moved up the ladder from there. I’m working to start a security company in Nigeria, with completely different (USP), unique selling proposition. I’m looking for like minded person with SERIOUS interest, someone who also see the enormous business opportunities in private security in Nigeria, someone ready and available to start a business to form a partnership. Graduate with sound oral and written communication skills preferably. Email me at (sidneybelouk@gmail.com)

    • Sir,

      Reference to your letter on internet dated December 27, 2015 indicating interest to start a security company in Nigeria, i hereby ready to partner with you.

      My name are Raphael O. Olatunde, i am a Nigerian, I had over 23 years cumulative experience in private security company in Nigeria. I had worked in five different security companies.
      Presently, i am a security consultant to various organisations and agencies in Nigeria, my mobile no: 0802 3439 812 and 0703 687 6379

      Looking forward to hear from you.

  15. John Osemeka says:

    How invaluable,i require a professional service on this topic ,i intend to run one.Thanks.

  16. True security is very important and its every body business to get secured.My company ( Elrol Integrated Serv.Ltd.) can Clear any security gadget brought in by any security company through the sea or Airport.Pls call 08033005413.

  17. Abdulhakim Bello says:

    I like ur page and as first timer i luv to get update as regard security buz tips i see a big career ahead knowing well that security has become a gkobal challenge

  18. EBONG INYANG says:

    I need added information on this subject because its interesting

  19. Anonymous says:

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  20. ebuka izuchukwu says:

    Pls am interested in opening a security company in nigeria against boko haram and terrorism so can u help me u can call me on 09031591737

  21. obukowho says:

    lovely i really appreciate the steps u are just too good u will here from me soon thanks a lot dere

    • heather almond says:

      Does anyone know what a competitive salary would be for guards with experience in Legos? Weekly or hourly or annually? Also – what are typical perks or benefits for guards in Legos? Thank you!

  22. Abiola Aiyenuyo says:

    Nice article. Where does the canine department come in?

  23. sharon Arinze says:

    Security company is not just a business ,it is a service to humanity’u need to be psychologically fit, starting up a security company u should ready to help and contribute in elevating crime and deviance in our country and society

  24. Alfred Sunday says:

    10 million is insurance inclusive?

  25. Azubuike says:

    Very good article! Thanks for the guidelines. I wl email for further deep enquiry and guide.

  26. Ajayi Michael says:

    Thanks for this info. Please can you tell me how much it will cost me to registration,get licence and all the legal proceedings? Thanks

  27. Prince Omokaro says:

    I am interested in this well stated security business.I have the basic training,and high level of understanding of private security firm.What i need to know is the total money for the registration,licence and all the legal proceedings.I will appreciate if i can get the full information of the the estimate.Thanks for the info!

    • capital guards says:

      You need to put 10million naira down as a deposit and some others fee like 2.5million naira for registration for the licence.Go to civi defence they will tell you want to do

      Wish you best regards

      Capital guard

  28. Major Mamun Ur Rashid says:

    Yes, It’s good news. No govt can provide and ensure security of Private sector.We started In Bangladesh on 1996.

    • you are soo right and its a very good business to venture into

      • Ernest says:

        I appreciate the enthusiasm of all the comments set out in this forum, how encouraging to know many still care about the welfare and safety of our beloved ones, and country Nigeria, that is why CARRIBEAN SECURITY SERVICE is looking forward to expanding its business operations to the roots of its founder. My names is E OKODUWA CEO co-director, founder of Carribean security service South Africa.
        This forum has inspired me with the thought I have two years back to take the business back home as citizen of Nigeria charity they say begins at home. We have decided to take the initiative to launch what is known as Armed respond service to homes and business within major cities and states.
        Contact me on e.ernest@carribeansecurity.co.za all possible investors are welcome
        Head of Operation
        Tel: +27110780971
        Fax: 002786 5181575
        Cell: 0027780425244

  29. Armando says:

    Great information on this. Is exactly how you should start a security guard company not only in Nigeria but anywhere. Train; train; train and get licensed.

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