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Nigerian security institute confers fellowship on members, vows to end insecurity

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By Samuel Torlumun

Institute of Industrial Security and Safety of Nigeria, (IISSN), an umbrella body of all professional security and safety organizations in Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja, conferred on its members, a fellowship award for their contribution to the organization and Nigeria’s security at large. The organization which cut across broad spectrum of security apparatus include security chiefs, Nigerian military and paramilitary, all directors of security, and supervisors of security organizations said time has come to get rid of insecurity in Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, the Board of Trustee, (BOT) Chairman, Comrade Ntul Mike Moses said the organization is coming out professionally stronger as the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has commenced, to work with all security apparatus in area of intelligence gathering to ensure that Nigeria is safe. He said as an organization that has over 4000 members in Nigeria, Europe and Northern America, its major concern is about the security of the home country.

The BOT chairman stated that conferring it highest recognition; the eminent distinguished role model fellowship award to all zonal coordinators, corporate coordinators, state chairmen, directors, departmental officials of the institute across 36 states and FCT, is an indication that issues of security will not be business as usual. He said apart from being a reward for their contribution to the organization and the country at large, the award is meant to be a strong motivation for the members to do more in area of improve security and safety.

Comrade Ntul revealed that, the institute sooner will be rewarding governors, national assembly members, manufacturers and other Nigerians who have supported the country since independence. “What is happening in Nigeria is so sad. Lives are being killed daily because some politicians have made this country ungovernable. But we will not relent in our efforts of making sure that Nigeria is safe” he noted. The Chairman used the occasion to observe a minute silent for patriots who died.

Also speaking the Registrar of the institute, Professor Emmanuel Iyaji, called on members to add up to existing strength in the institute so as to build up capacity for safety in Nigeria and all over the world. He said the institute is open for more membership hence security and safety is a collective responsibility.

In their separate reactions after conferment of fellowship award, the awardees said they have benefited immensely from the membership of IISSN. They thanked the institute for the recognition and promised to do more.

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