Halogen Security Company Limited, the foremost security risk solutions provider in Nigeria has advocated for a collaborative effort between the government and the citizens of Nigeria. A core belief of the pre-eminent security solutions outfit, this was reiterated at the just concluded Securex West Africa 2018 Conference which took place at Landmark Centre Victoria Island, Lagos.
The onus, says Halogen, is to combine resources by the government and the private sector to proffer a long-lasting solution to tackle security challenges confronting the nation.
Securex West Africa conference is an annual event that provides a platform for security professionals at the regional and international space to network, exhibit latest technology and services in their field; display state of the art product solutions and discuss security issues.
Adebayo Abegunde, Director Virtual Security, Halogen Security Company during his keynote address at this year’s conference stated that “All over the world, technology has a visible impact in government and on citizens, especially in developed economies. Cybersecurity challenges and threats are conscious vices that loom in today’s post-digital age and tackling them should be highly prioritized.”
Adedayo further said that “Security is not just the government’s business but should be a collective business with the private sector in Nigeria.”
He said “the role of technology in the transformation of the security industry in Nigeria should not be underestimated. The advent of Internet-of-Things (IoT) has simplified the approach and made technology a critical factor in combating the risk in our society and sustaining security management framework. There is the need for all sectors of the economy to contribute their quota to the development of national infrastructure. Resources put together will provide the framework to address our future position in terms of state security in Nigeria”.
George Pearson, Event Director, Afrocet Montgomery, organizers of the event expressed his delight on the overall increase of participation at the exhibition which is a testament to how Securex West Africa has continued to be an influential and effective platform for companies looking to establish themselves and increase business in the region.
As part of the activities for the conference, the first Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in Nigeria was inaugurated on Tuesday 20th March. The OSPAs is an international award which had its maiden ceremony in Norway in 2015.
Halogen Security Company was nominated for Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OPSAs) in three separate categories: Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding), Outstanding Security Training Initiative and Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator. The company won the award for Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) and Outstanding Security Training Initiative. The OPSAs award is the first of its kind in Nigeria and is established to reward outstanding performance within the security sector.