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Halogen, Babcock boost capacity on security, risk management

by Endurance Okafor

July 16, 2018 | 10:02 am
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Halogen, Babcock boost capacity on security, risk management

In view of the worsening security challenges in the country, Academy Halogen- the school of security management, which is the institutional arm of the Halogen security company in partnership with Babcock University, has put together training programmes to help equip professionals in the security industry.

 Wale Olaoye, the Managing Director of Halogen Security said the partnership with Babcock university to equip security professionals with knowledge capacity is the company’s own support in helping nation building considering the security issues across the country,  that as such it is  obvious Nigeria is in dire need of partnership between the private security agency and the government security agencies.

 “Nigeria is in dire need of private sector engagement and private sector expertise in complimenting the protection of Nigerians and also in complementing our national security frame work. This is just a little drop of water in an attempt to redesign or reinforce private security practice in our country in a way that we are able to contribute our quarter in raising the next generation that will be able rise up against the security challenges that is facing our world today,” Olaoye said.

 The partnership between the private security agency and Babcock University is aimed at redefining the academics of the security agency in order to have a blend of both theoretical training with the practical field capacity in equipping of the security industry of Africa’s most populous nation.

This was disclosed during the graduation of 47 students from Academy Halogen – a school of security and management technology, the institutional arm of the security group company- Halogen Security in collaboration with Babcock University.

The graduating students were awarded diploma certificates after the completion of a six-month programme in security management.

 Speaking at the graduation ceremony which was held on 12th July 2018, Adekunle Ajanaku, the special adviser on security and intelligence to governor of Lagos state, appreciated the initiative of Babcock Universities and Halogen School of security management in developing this needed partnership to equip middle level managers in private security sector, with the required skills and capacity.

 The special adviser  while addressing the audience said the human security approach which is the centre point of the Akinwunmi led administration’s security policy, has not only reduced crimes to the barest minimum in Lagos state, but has evolved into civic collective vigilance awareness, where all citizens are now stakeholders in the security architecture of the state.

 “It is the same collective vigilance approach that I urge our private security sector to imbibe in their respective organisation. I also implore the sector and indeed today’s graduands to make optimum use of our various security and safety platforms, to disseminate useful information and advice as the case may be, to the state government and other conventional security agencies.

 Let me also acknowledge the leading role of Halogen Security service in our security sector reforms in Lagos state, particularly the mainstreaming of the private security sector into our security architecture,” Ajanaku added.

 In conclusion, the special adviser said in consolidating the state’s strategy with the conventional security services,  he advised that the Babcock University and Halogen School of security management  should also include in their curricula, knowledge of the military, police and other security services, as well as their mandate, modes of operation and peculiarities of each agencies.

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by Endurance Okafor

July 16, 2018 | 10:02 am
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