Security officers in Nigeria have been charged to seek more professional knowledge by always reading relevant materials.
This will help to expand their knowledge base and assist them to network regularly with their peers in the security industry.
The President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu, gave the advice in his opening address at a three-day seminar entitled, ‘Basic Protection Course (GC 010)’ organized by the School of Management and Security for staff of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas.
According to the security expert, professionalismis one of the four key factors a potential security practitioner must strive to attain to be a great industry player. He explained that this could be achieved through keying into the existing volumes of relevant knowledge stored in books, journals, pamphlets, newspapers, tape recorded lectures, among others.
He identified other relevant factors a security practitioner must consider as risk management, human relations and engagement.
Ekhomu, who is also Chairman of Trans-World Security Systems Limited, stated that as risk managers for NLNG, the security services department staff were the most important people in the company since their duty is largely hinged on on the protection of what the company treasures most, which includes life, property, mission and value.