The Miss Security Nigeria 2021 has scored a big win in the bid to raise a security-conscious nation. The impetus came with the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) granting its official endorsement to the innovative pageant. This huge backing was given during the visit of the organisers of the Miss Security Nigeria pageant to the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund agency, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun during the week.
Speaking during the brief visit, Dr. Balogun reiterated that security is the responsibility of everyone and that Nigeria should begin to adopt preventive measures to security rather than wait for the crime to be committed before she pushes. The measures should include something as fundamental and critical to preventive security as being observantnt. He noted for instance ‘A five-year-old child in some developed countries will likely be able to describe a criminal to a police artist. This will enable the artist arrive at a sketch that may disclose the identity of the assailant. This could enable the security agency to accost the suspect. But in Nigeria, it is a different kettle of fish.
The task of security advocacy and education that the Miss Security Nigeria brings to ‘facilitating safety and security in Lagos’ according to the mission of LSSTF is worthy of commendation and support. It is envisioned that the winner of this security pageant will be a security ambassador who will further create security consciousness in the minds of individuals in the educational institutions, the informal business space, the corporate environment, and even at the grassroot level using her platform.
To this end, the Head of the agency charged the organisers to go all out to make the maiden edition a success. He also encouraged them not to rest on its oars as it reaches more individuals, government agencies, and corporate bodies for the event slated for Sunday, 10th October 2021.
Expressing gratitude at the meeting, the Chairman of the MSN Planning Committee, Dupe Noma thanked the ES/CEO Dr. Balogun, the board, and staff of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) for the immense gesture which she described as a ‘huge morale booster’.
Also present at the meeting were the duo of the Project Director, Oki Samson and Deputy Project Director, Abayomi Oyelami.