‘We Need to Develop Capacity in Handling National Security Challenges’


Chiemelie Ezeobi

The Chief Executive Officer, Halogen Security Limited, Mr. Wale Olaoye, yesterday said the nation needs to develop capacities in handling national security challenges.

Olaoye, who made this disclosure at the just concluded three-day 2017 Securex Exhibition and Conference, also spoke on the global trends in security technology and implications for Nigeria’s security industry.

He said: “We need to be developing capacities in these areas and engaging policies that can properly handle National Security challenges.

“Access to water is the easiest way to bio warfare; this is just one of the complexities that should be a critical security issue and that there should be a solid drive to push policies to enable private investment in national security.

“Also, device targeting, ransom takings and attacks on critical infrastructure like power, water and defence are also some of the key factors in national security.”

On technology he said, “The world is more borderless and risk has moved from being tangible to intangible and as a nation we must be prepared to attack the issues of today. Technology is the biggest driver of disruptions and chaos today and its impact on security cannot be overstressed nationally and globally.

“With the mass movement to cloud technology, automation of man guard and interconnectivity of all things, security poses even more risk and also more opportunities that can be harnessed.”

On the part the private security organisations ought to play in national security he said, “Security outfits are saddled with in the management of risk and how technology can play a huge role in positioning the private security outfits in Nigeria.

“Already, we have reaffirmed our commitment to continue to offer unparalleled services in the security spectrum. We are also quickly positioning to manage risk in today’s world that is without borders; technology being a strong point for the delivery of their services.

“At the event, Halogen Security Limited, had a dedicated booth were they showcased first-rate security products and services that were available for managing risk effectively for businesses, government and the general public.

“Still on the mission to revolutionise security services in Nigeria, we exposed participants to the focus and importance of managing risk in a borderless world.”

In attendance at the security conference were security aficionados, other private security organizations, corporate organizations representatives, government officials and the general public.

The 2017 Securex Exhibition and Conference which was opened to free attendance had some speakers like Ambassador Layi Laseinde, from Nigeria, Elections and Security and Adetayo Oluwaseyi from  ASIS International.