The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and foremost security company, Hogan Guards have partnered to tackle the growing insecurity around the nation, with a particular focus on the Long Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
At a meeting led by the CEO of Hogan Security, Mr. Paul Ibirogba, and head of the Civil Defence’s Mowe/Ibafo Division, Chief Superintendent of Corps Babalola Abiodun Johnson, it was agreed that the two organisations would proffer solutions to secure the Long Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, a stretch of road infamous for deadly crime such as robbery and kidnapping.
The two organisations have their offices adjacent to the Long Bridge.
Ibirogba said due to Hogan Guards’ strategic location and large manpower at various sites along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the company would provide intelligence to the NSCDC from its central command center which remotely monitors crime through surveillance technology.
“As the only major private security company headquartered along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, we are committed to the protection of our community, and we appreciate the NSCDC’s assistance in achieving that goal,” said Ibirogba. The security firm, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, also pledged full support and cooperation with NSCDC as both organisations work to reduce crime around the nation.
In his response, the Divisional Officer, Babalola Johnson on behalf of the state Commandant Hameed Abodunrin, appreciated Hogan Guards Security for the partnership with the division. He charged the company to be more proactive in her complimentary efforts of providing intelligence information to NSCDC on situations regarding the various crimes being perpetrated on the Long Bridge along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway so as to join forces with other agencies in combating the menace.
The divisional officer then pledged to assist the company in the area of personnel training for more effective services to the public.
He asked that other private security companies should emulate Hogan Guards in assisting government agencies in providing useful information on security matters as their tentacles are spread all over the nation. He emphasised that security should be everybody’s business considering its threats and effects on Nigeria presently.