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Police trains auto-technicians on workplace security


Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase

THE Nigeria Police Force has trained members of the Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) on workplace security skills to ensure safety at work.

Police said the training was part of efforts at enhancing workplace security information gathering.
Speaking at the event, the Inspector General of Police represented by the Police Public Relations Officer, Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu said the aim of the community-policing seminar is to enhance a close relationship with the people especially auto technicians who he described as important members of the society whose information on surveillance, intelligent gathering is first-hand.

His words: “The Police have the realization that they cannot police the community alone without involving all the strata of society, this informed this summit as a means and ways of enhancing our relationship with NATA as they are one of the key stakeholders which can assist the law enforcement agencies to get security information.”

In the same vein, the President of NATA, Michael Ajayi Omonayin, said: “Everyone that has information should know where to share the information, the summit has enlightened our members about their civic responsibilities to take step on surveillance, information gathering by reporting to the nearest police station especially any case of suspected stolen vehicles, terrorism plots and robberies in the neighbourhood”.

He urged NATA members to be conscious of their neighbour so as not to be a crime collaborator, saying any erring member found guilty of crimes henceforth would be expelled and handed over to the police.

The President of Absolute Security & Consultancy Services Limited who consults to PCRC on Community Policing said the summit organized for NATA is part of the IG approval for community policing seminar for stakeholders across the country.

“I know that the NATA members had benefited immensely from the knowledge shared by the resource persons here today because they are abreast of the new techniques for securing their lives in their various workplaces,” he said.
Meanwhile, the President of slot jobs, Joseph Nwudu, has called for the placement of high emphasis on micro jobs as formidable strategy to tackle the growing youth joblessness.

He stressed that as the youth population continues to climb in Nigeria, so does the unemployment rate.

“The issue of unemployment in Nigeria is alarming, and so many students and young graduates are unemployed. Many are waiting for a big opportunity with the blue chip companies and organizations, which is having a negative effect on not only our economy but our society as well.

Joseph felt that the micro jobs market was unexplored in Nigeria, which leads to a huge vacuum that needed to be filled.

He also called on companies to prioritize offering casual jobs to students on holiday as a way of reducing unemployment and providing youths with necessary work experience even before they leave school to search for jobs.

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