• Marks 20th Anniversary
By ZIKA BOBBY
One of the leaders in the security industry in Nigeria, Halogen Security Company Ltd is set to celebrate 20 years of excellence with series of events lined up including a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity involving special security outreach that seeks to empower the youth in Lagos State.
The company has unveiled plans to target Secondary Schools in Lagos as the youth segment of interest for its security outreach. According to Mr. Wale Olaoye, The Managing Director, Halogen Security Company Ltd, “Halogen Security Company, in her continued definition of leadership in the security industry has deemed it fit to identify with the society in which it serves for 20 years on.
The huge dearth of security awareness of these youths is what the company is trying to address with her resources. We found out that a significant percentage of them (the youth segment) are direct and indirect victims of crimes like rapes, robberies, kidnapping, trafficking, domestic violence and so on, but they are not privy to what to do or what not to do where such potential insecurity issues may arise neither do they know how to react appropriately if and when they arise.
This CSR activity is some handful investment to us but it comes with the blessings of the Lagos State Government through The Education Ministry to empower our society in which we do business.” He reiterated the importance of security to any nation, canvassing a viewpoint of effective intelligence and data mining of the nation’s citizens as well as being pragmatic about economic and social security are the fundamentals for the country’s security mechanisms to get it right.
Reaffirming Halogen’s commitment to this critical area of providing preventive security information and empowerment education, the Business Development & Corporate Affairs Manager, Richard Abiodun said the company is ever willing to partner with the schools as approved by the Ministry of Education and promised a fun and excitement-filled training package.
The schools identified and approved by the government to start with this exercise include: Onipetesi High School, Ikeja Comprehensive High School, Bolade Grammar School, Oshodi High School, Mafoluku Grammar School, Oregun Senior High School, Ilupeju Secondary School, Agidingbi Secondary School, Unity High School Oshodi and Army Children Senior Secondary School, Ikeja.