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Private Guard Companies Act 🇳🇬


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Private Guard Companies Act

  • Commenced on 15 December 1986
  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2002]
An Act to regulate and provide for the licensing of private guard companies which must be wholly owned by Nigerians and other matters ancillary thereto.

Part I – Licensing of Private Guard Companies

1. Private guard companies to be licensed

(1)As from the commencement of this Act, no organisation shall perform the service of watching, guarding, patrolling or carrying of money for the purpose of providing protection against crime unless the organisation concerned-u(a)is registered as a company under or pursuant to the Companies and Allied Matters Act [Cap. C20]; and(b)has applied for and has been granted a licence by the Minister in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(2)Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, where on the coming into operation of this Act any company is carrying on private guard business in Nigeria, such company may apply within six months thereafter to be licensed b…

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