‘Security Challenges Require Well-trained Personnel to Tackle’

Sylvester Idowu in Warri

The Principal and Chief Executive of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Effurun, Delta State, Dr. Henry A. Adimula, has disclosed that the current security challenges across the globe require adequately trained personnel for better security approach.

The PTI chief executive made this disclosure yesterday at the opening ceremony of a three days in-house training of the Institute’s internal security personnel recently organised by the Security Department of the school.

Adimula appealed to the participants to garner sufficient experience from the training and justify their selection by ensuring that the outcome of the training impacts in them the required skills and efficiency in discharging their duties.

He urged the personnel to intensify their efforts in the discharge of their duties as the institute’s management will always do its part by providing enabling environment and necessary equipment required for their job.

While appreciating the institute’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), Mr. Atedoghu Apiriala, for ensuring the success of the training, the PTI boss declared that: “The security challenges across the globe require that the personnel are well equipped with adequate training, which will help them to perform their duties effectively for better security results.

Lending her voice, the Institute’s Director of Research and Development, Dr. Tina Isichei, noted that the training would equally bring to bear the imperative of compliance to the rule of law in the drive for security and enhance the officers’ understanding in the area of human rights.

While urging them to be proactive, especially in emergency situations, she emphasised the need not to entertain any iota of compromise while carrying out their duties, adding that: “Security is a serious business.”

In his vote of thanks, the PTI Registrar, Mr. Isaac Fregene, commended the Institute’s chief executive for approving the training, and emphasised the need for the security personnel to avoid unnecessary tips which according to him can lead to them compromising their positions. He also urged them to always synergise for a maximum output.

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