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Private-Public Partnership Will Tame Insecurity In Nigeria – ALPSPN Leader

Davidson Akhimien
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 at 3:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom

Lagos – Davidson Akhimien, National President, Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) Thursday in Lagos called for a partnership between credible private security companies and government security agencies in order to tame insecurity in the country.

Akhimien, while reacting to the spade of kidnapping, militancy, robberies and terrorism, among other criminality ravaging the nation said that the partnership is crucial at this point in time.

He further explained that there are about five million private security guards hired by credible private security companies in the country to work in various places.

“These guards have been adequately trained intelligence gathering at the grassroots level and are therefore well versed intelligence gathering which is the focal point to tackling insecurity”, the ALPSPN leader further said.

Speaking on the recent bomb blast in which no fewer than ten people were feared killed and other critically injured, Akhimien, who is also the managing director of King David Security Company Limited said that government took the wrong step in the past by contracting to purchase and installations of closed circuit televisions to foreigners when there are private security companies in Nigeria that could deliver on the job.

His words: “With a solid partnership between government security agencies and private security companies in place, issues of purchase and installations of CCTV on crime-prone points and places across states of the federation will be handled in more competent manners.

The ALPSPN leader also said that the Annual General Meeting of the association for 2016 with the theme: “Standardization: A Key Driver towards Professionalizing Industrial Practice in Nigeria” is planned to hold October 20-21, 2016 at the National Women’s Centre in Abuja.

Part of the activities lined up for the up-coming AGM is to implement a re-registration exercise that could lead to the elimination of quackery from the private security business in all the states across the federation.