US group to improve private security standards in Nigeria

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Determined to improve the quality of private security service delivery in Nigeria, the American Society for Industrial Security, Lagos Chapter 206, has unveiled an operational guide and standards for the industry in Nigeria.

The event tagged, “Good Practice Guidelines for Private Security Officers in Nigeria”, which is the first of its kind for the private security industry in Nigeria, is designed to provide operational, service and security metrics for all Nigerian companies operating in the guarding and security sector.

Speaking at the 2022 retreat at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, the Lagos Chapter President, Mr. Peter Okolo noted that service standards issues were critical to the delivery of quality services in the private security sector.

“We are very particular about this, which is why we have drawn up this operational document. This is the first time we have put this together to ensure and guide the delivery of our services to our clients. »

Okolo assured that the new guidelines for private security guards in the country would have a remarkable impact on productivity and services in the industry when fully embraced by industry stakeholders.

Earlier, a general, Garba Ayodeji Wahab (Rtd), had noted that the private security industry in Nigeria was better placed to support various national security agencies due to their numbers and strategic outlook.

On his part, the Commander of Lagos State, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Edenabu Okoro Eweka, who was represented at the event by the administration of Deputy Commander, NSCDC, Paul Oladapo Somide, said, “It’s exciting to witness strong thought leadership. sessions by ASIS with input from the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria. It’s good to see them formulating a standardized platform that will allow everyone in this sector to know what is expected of them.

Dr Wale Adeagbo of the Halogen Group and Chairman of the Leadership Conference Organizing Committee noted that key to the success of the four-day retreat was a genuine quest for a value-driven industry ready for private security integrated results-based. practice.

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