The management of Halogen Security Company Limited has received commendations from Lagos State Government and key security stakeholders on its numerous contributions towards developing quality education framework and strategic security policy direction for Nigeria’s enterprise security risk environment.
The Special Adviser on Security and Intelligence to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Adekunle Ajanaku, who spoke at Halogen School of Security Management and Technology (HSSM&T) graduation ceremony of 47 Diploma in Security Management graduates in Lagos, noted that Halogen Security has shown itself on all fronts to be a worthy partner with Lagos State on various efforts aimed at creating a secured business environment.
“Let me acknowledge the leading role of Halogen Security in our Security Sector Reforms in Lagos State, particularly the mainstreaming of the private security sector into our security architecture”, Ajanaku noted.
He added that Lagos State Government, “have followed carefully the sterling performance of Halogen Security in their various beats and the quality of their security support services. We therefore, have no doubt that graduands of today have been equipped with such qualities at this time of our several security challenges.”
In his opening remarks, the Group Managing Director of Halogen Security, Company Limited, Mr. Wale Olaoye stressed that, over the years, Halogen Security Company has contributed immensely towards developing private security education and capacity building for low to medium and strategic level personnel in the country. He emphasized that in the last 26 years of its existence, the company have trained about one million individuals through its various training programmes and contributed massively to reducing unemployment in Nigeria. Halogen is the first Nigerian private security company to be ISO certified, he hinted.
“Because our industry was changing, we realized that there was an urgent need to fulfil the capacity building gaps in private security in the country by developing next generation of private security professionals capable to deal with the changing dynamics that deliver safety in an open world. The programs are in partnership with Babcock University and provide our students with a world class blend of theoretical and practice-based training during their studies”, he explained.
Speaking on behalf of Babcock University, Professor Michael Onyedikachi Akpa, Deputy Provost, College of Post Graduate Studies, said graduates from Halogen School of Security Management and Technology (HSSM&T) should count themselves lucky for learning from the curriculum of a world class University, combined with a security academy, established by an organization whose operation is benchmarked with global best practices. ‘’Partnership between Babcock University and Halogen Security is a very unique step towards building enviable capacity for the security sector in Nigeria. All the graduands should count themselves very lucky’’.
In his contribution, the Lagos State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Tajudeen Balogun described Halogen Security Company’s efforts as commendable amongst other private security companies in the country. He pleaded with the graduands to hold Halogen School of Security Management & Technology’s premium training with high esteem in their various places of practice. “We will be willing to be part of Halogen Security operation. Whenever we are called, we shall gladly honour it”, Commandant Balogun noted.
CSP Veronica Akpa, Officer-In-Charge of the State-Investigation-Bureau (SIB), expressed happiness at the quality of security personnel being produced by Halogen School of Security Management and Technology. Akpa, encouraged the newly trained security experts to be vigilant always as security work is more about intelligence and thorough insight.
Chairman of Lagos branch of The Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN), Mr. Wilson Esangbedo gave kudos to the management of Halogen Security Company Limited for raising the bar of security education in Nigeria. He said with the feat achieved by Halogen School of Security Management & Technology, the programme shall be the industry standard from now.
Earlier, the Chief Operating Officer of Halogen School of Security Management and Technology (HSSM&T), Dr. Wale Adeagbo had admonished graduands of the Diploma in Security Management course to brace up to the rising trends in technology and to apply the knowledge positively to what they have learned in the school as a way to creating unusual change in their industry and anywhere they find themselves.
Halogen School of Security Management and Technology (HSSM&T) is Nigeria’s premier Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) training institution building capacity for low to medium and strategic level personnel in the country’s security sector. The School is affiliated to the Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State. It is poised to be a viable platform to grow Thought Leaders for the ESRM sector.
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