ASIS tasks Nigerians on road, workplace safety

Commuters forced to a ‘go slow’, as motorists queue to buy fuel in Port Harcourt…last week PHOTO: ANN GODWIN

In a bid to ensure a safety free environment, security professionals converged recently for American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International, Lagos Chapter business meeting and special awards, tagged, “Securing Workplace and Safety On The Road’. The event which was powered by Airtel was held at Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Director, Human Resource, Airtel Networks Limited, Gbemiga Owolabi, spoke on the topic “Reducing Insiders Threat Through Effective Manpower Resourcing”. He discussed how the Human resource department can help the organisation in limiting insiders threat and emphasised on the need to carry out proper background checks in an organization to ensure safety.

“When you are thinking about the external threats to the organisation, you must also look at people internally can actually do. Employees should be trained on what constitute background checks. Proficiency and integrity should be used in interviewing employees or when bringing people in. Background check is very crucial and should be a continuous exercise to make the company safer, reduce fraud, protect intellectual property, safeguard property of the company and annihilate sabotage,” Owolabi said.

Also, the Director, Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service (VIO), Engr. Abdulhafis G. Toriola cautioned motorists to drive safely and ensure that they have the necessary documents in their car and warns commuters to be security conscious when on the road.

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