By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha and Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, are among the dignitaries that are billed to attend this year’s Security Excellence Award come November 30, 2019, at the National Defense College, Abuja.
Others are; Kogi State governor, Yaya Bello, Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Chinedu Orji. Capt Junaid Abdullahi, the Executive Secretary Boarder Community Development Agency, Mallam Mele Kyari, GMD Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Babatunde Fowler, Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Services, Mr Wale Olaoye, Managing Director Halogen Security services Ltd, and Barr Lawrence Eko Alobi,CEO Hi-Tech Security Services Ltd among others.
The programme which is being organised by Myproject Institute of Security and Strategic Studies will hold at the the National Defense College, Abuja, and will parade who is who in the nation”s security sector, government officials and captains of industries.
National Coordinator of the Institute, Dr Mohammed Ali, who gave insights into the 2019 edition of Security Excellence Award, said event recognize companies, professionals and states that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in the Nations security sector.
Ali said the awardees were selected based on the strength of their nomination as well as the popular vote by members of the security community.
“Insecurity in Nigeria has become a major concern for citizens as well as the international community. In the last few years, the country has battled with all forms of insecurity.
“Insecurity has affected economic growth by drying out investments, increasing unemployment and dwindling government revenue, amongst others.
“There is need to identify and encourage individuals who through their relentless and engagements with relevant stakeholders make the country enjoy relative peace, hence this event” he said.
Ali noted that the Security Excellence award represents one of the biggest single networking opportunity for serious players in the security sector.
According to the National Co-ordinator, Myproject Institute of Security and Strategic Studies, is a Federal government approved security Institution in Nigeria that awards National Diploma in Security Management and Technology.
He added that the Institute is accredited by National Board for Technical Education and is listed by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.