Halogen Security Partners TEDx to Showcase Ideas


 Raheem Akingbolu

Halogen Security has partnered TEDx to unveil several life-changing ideas at TED Lagos 2017 idea search. The two-day event held at Café Neo and Muson Center, Lagos featuring different sessions aimed at sourcing ideas and speakers for TED Global event coming up in Arusha, Tanzania in August 2017.

Speaking on the purpose of the event, CEO of TED, Chris Anderson noted that the event was a search for idea for the big event coming up in Tanzania later in the year. According to him, ‘’we are on a search for ideas. There are so many ideas across the continent that the world needs to know, as such, we are trying to find speakers from everywhere for the big event.’’ Anderson further noted that a similar event was held in Nairobi, Kenya where a really wide range of skills from creative people, photographers, filmmakers, environmentalists, farmers inspired people for the greater good of their communities.

One of the speakers at TED Lagos 2017 and Founder of Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), Uju Agomoh reiterated the need for extensive prison rehabilitation in the country.  She noted that the notion of being our brother’s keeper lies at the heart of rehabilitation of prison inmates, so they do not re-offend.

According to her, ‘’Over 70 per cent of inmates in Nigeria are awaiting trial, which is a serious course for concern and it is time we started taking action about the things we feel uncomfortable about.’’ Other speaker at the event included Yvonne Chioma Mbanefo, who spoke on the need to preserve our indigenous languages, Obianuju Ndaguba’s presentation was on Community Radio, Adebiyi Abiola presented on waste management, and Stephanie Busari spoke on the Chibok girls, with several other inspiring speakers.

Commenting on Halogen’s position in the partnership, Associate Director, Brand and Strategic Marketing, Halogen Security Company limited, Uche Mojekwu explained that Halogen was responsible for the logistic securities for the guests – securing the perimeter where they stayed, while also providing trained security drivers who moved the guest round the city during their stay, as well as event control security at the venues of the events.’’

On why they chose to collaborate with TEDx, Mojekwu noted that TEDx is an organisation that is heavy on giving back, people empowerment, idea generation and implementation, which is what Halogen Security is all about.