Federal Lawmaker Tells Colleagues To Seek Knowledge In Industrial Security

(R-L Hon. Tamuno, Alhaji Salami, Dr Esangbedo)

By Frank Oshanugor

A House of Representatives member representing Okrika Federal Constituency in Rivers State, Hon. Gogo Bright Tamuno has advised his fellow lawmakers to always associate with professional security institutes

Hon. Tamuno responding to the Fellowship award

like the Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security (NIIS) and such similar organisations

Cross-section of Fellows

as a way of enriching their knowledge in industrial security related issues.

The legislator who received a Fellowship of NIIS along with some other Nigerians on Friday in Lagos at the 14th Annual Security Conference of the Institute told AtlanticNewsonline in an interview,

that as representatives of the people at grassroot, it was incumbent on the lawmakers to “involve themselves in anything concerning our people so that we will make laws that will positively affect the people.”

Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (Rtd) responding to his Fellowship award

“I would like to encourage every member of the National Assembly to associate with organisations like the Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security.”

Dr.(Mrs) Victoria Ekhomu

Hon. Tamuno, a Master’s degree holder in Industrial Sociology and currently at the final stages of his Doctorate programme also in

Mrs. Tanwa Ashiru

Industrial Sociology noted that “knowledge is something we acquire everyday. It is only .

Participants at the event

when one interacts with the outside world that he will understand what is happening in the society.”

According to him, when he got to know about NIIS, “I felt it was worth being part of, not necessarily because of the award of Fellowship but to seek the available

knowledge and partnership that would enhance my position as a lawmaker. I have decided to partner with the Institute and

Alhaji Salami Presenting Award to Mrs. Tanwa Ashiru

I would like to take it personal to be involved in whatever the Institute does just the way I involve in other things.”

Dr. Cynthia Gregg, CEO of Safety Signatures with other dignitaries

“Security is a problem in Nigeria and anything we can do to secure our local environment and country at large, we must not relent in doing so.”

Hon. Tamuno in interview with Frank Oshanugor

The two-day Annual Conference which held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja had attracted eminent speakers with security background. Speaking on the sub-topic “The role of corporate security through inter industry

Dr. Cynthia Gregg (middle) and others

knowledge transfer,” an American veteran and currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bulwark Intelligence, Mrs. Tanwa Ashiru took the participants through Enterprise Security Risk Management and associated lessons.

Managing Director of Transworld Security Limited, Dr.(Mrs) Victoria Ekhomu dwelt on “Operational protocol for private security in the new world”

while an expert in Kidnap for ransom negotiation; Mr. Anthony Oghoghorie took time to lecture the participants on “The role of ex-military/police in private security response to security incidents.”

One of the highlights of the event was the conferment of Fellowship of the Institute on twenty deserving Nigerians among whom were

Hon. Gogo Bright Tamuno, Dr. Austine Ofou, Brigadier General Ola Falade (rtd), Dr. Omofoman Daniel,

Commander Jose Adesoji Akinnukawe (Rtd) Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (Rtd), Group Captain Markus Tizhe (Rtd), Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa and others.

Similarly, about 100 graduates of the NIIS who have successfully completed their Certified Security Supervisors (CSS) Programme were inducted by the President of the Institute, Alhaji Isa Ozi Salami in a colour ceremony.

The theme of this year’s conference is: “Redesigning The Technical & Corporate Governance Strategy of Private Security In Asset Protection In The New World Order.”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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