Ekhomu bags International Security Honour
Security expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has been awarded the Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) designation by the Naples, Florida, United States-based International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO).
Ekhomu, President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), is the first African to receive this award, which is the highest honour bestowed by the Foundation upon lecturers, professors, academics and security practitioners who facilitate the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) training programme worldwide.
Speaking while presenting the award to Ekhomu in a ceremony in Naples, recently, Executive Director of IFPO, Ms. Sandi Davies, said: “Our mandate is to enhance professional career opportunities throughout the private security industry. So, please continue to strive for excellence in service to our profession.”
The CPOI designation is awarded to security professionals who have made significant professional commitment as teachers, researchers, mentors and leaders in the security industry.
Ekhomu, Nigeria’s first chartered security professional, is a security consultant, security expert, policy analyst, lecturer, columnist, author and Chairman of the School of Management and Security, Lagos and also lectures in the Sociology Department of the University of Lagos.