UK institute trains firms on secure business environment
IN the bid to ensure a safe working environment, a United Kingdom-based KOT Training and Education Services on Tuesday trained stakeholders in multinational corporations on security threats and assets risk management.
The training, which attracted stakeholders from security firms, commercial banks, oil and gas sector, among others, examined the foundational and emerging technology concepts in security and resilience for organisations operating in dynamic and evolving global security threats areas as well as degenerative risks situation.
The training session was done in collaboration with the United Kingdom Department of International Trade.
The Director, Business Development, KOTTES, Mrs Imah Chris-adegoke, said the training was prompted by the challenges of global terrorism in which Nigeria was currently being affected.
She said, “The Nigerian situation is internationally known as one that requires some help as it were, in the security situation in the country. At the moment, there is global terrorism all over and there are only a few countries in the world that tend to be at the top of the scale and Nigeria is one of them, fortunately.
“So, we thought it would be nice for us to have training on security threats and assets risk management. This training is to get people more informed by letting them know emerging technologies vis-à-vis its compatibility with human efforts and law enforcement.
“It is also to make people and businesses aware that for business to be sustainable, there must be security, because if you do not have security whether it is information, physical or personal security, the business cannot continue.”
The Country Director, Department for International Trade, British High Commission, Lagos, Mr Paul
Grey, said the training was an assemblage of experts in the security profession.
“The training has brought together many experts in the security profession working in Nigeria. They have come to share their experiences, ideas and new technologies to help keep on improving the working environment for those who do business in Nigeria. At the end of it, participants have learnt how to ensure the secured business environment,” he said.
A Business Engagement Officer at the Directorate of Research and Business Engagement, University of Manchester, England, Mr Effa Ettah, said the targets were security personnel for