The security expert Dr. Ona Ekhomu, represented by Chief Mrs. Victoria, has been conferred with the Award of Yoruba Youth’s Ambassador of Peace 2020/2021 in recognition of his efforts at creating security awareness among Nigerians.
Presenting the honor in Lagos today (3/2/2021) the
President of Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA), Hon. Olarinde Thomas said that the security
warnings and alerts that Dr. Ekhomu had been issuing about insecurity in
Nigeria for over 40 years have
unfortunately proven to be accurate as the threats have now materialized into
Mr. Olarinde said that he could not believe that a
time would come in Nigeria when traveling from Ibadan to Ile Ife would be an
extremely hazardous undertaking. He said that Dr. Ekhomu had warned about this
precarious and dangerous condition but the Nigerian government and people did
Dr. Ekhomu who is the President of Association of
Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), was described as
a patriot who correctly diagnosed the security challenges of the country and
offered advice to Nigerians on how to protect themselves.
Hon. Olarinde Thomas said that the solution to
insecurity in Nigeria did not lie with foreign consultants who the governments
are fond of inviting but with patriots like Dr. Ekhomu who have a longitudinal
view of the problem.
The Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA) President urged Dr.
Ekhomu not to relent in preaching the doctrine of security awareness for the
benefit of Nigerian citizens as the security challenges ahead are greater. He
said that before now security threats used to impact the rich. However with
poor farmers and rural dwellers now threatened, attacked and killed in their
farms and homes, the threats were now ubiquitous.
He charged the awardee to urgently develop
innovative security solutions and to partner with the government and citizens
to mitigate the threats so as to make Nigeria liveable and enjoyable once
Dr. Ekhomu, who was represented at the award
ceremony by the Trustee of Association of Industrial Security and Safety
Operators of Nigeria (AISSON)/Managing Director of Trans-World Security Systems
Ltd, Dame Victoria O. Ekhomu thanked the Yoruba Youths Assembly (YYA) for the
He pledged to help secure and safeguard corporate and national assets at this time when insecurity has become a major challenge. “We shall continue to contribute our quota” he added.
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