The Nigerian Army Resource Centre, (NARC), recently organized security workshop for personnel of prominent private security organizations in Nigeria.
The 2 – day workshop entitled “Maximizing the Security of Personnel and Properties of Public and Private Establishments in the Era of Terrorism and Violence Extremism”, aimed at raising security awareness and to build appropriate capacities and competencies for improved security service delivery generally.
Delivering his opening speech, the Director General Nigerian Army Maj Gen Johnny Hamakim represented by the Director Training and Consultancy, Brig Gen Okechuckwu Ugo emphasized that the security of any nation is sacred and of utmost value to her citizens.
He said security should be everyone’s business and of great concern to both Government and private individual as no security
agency can effectively deliver without the input of others.
“Time has passed when security was seen as the sole responsibility of government and its defence and security agencies”.
“The near ubiquitous emergence of terrorism, violent extremism, militancy and other violent crimes like kidnapping and armed robbery have changed this narrative.
“Today, terrorists strike at business premises and other soft targets just to cause havoc and announce their presence.
“Innocent people are abducted while individuals are equally kidnapped or robbed on highways, offices and homes with ease, he said”.
He further blamed the security services operators for not always rising up to the expectations when called upon with required deterrent responses, while others lack the capacities and competencies to checkmate these ugly trends.
The workshop which was highly interactive in nature saw participants deliberating on the way forward to enhancing the nation’s human resource development in the cooperate security sector, as well as human and national security.
However, the participants agreed to enhance security of individuals and properties through collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
The high point of the event was the presentation of certificates to the participants.