The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has advised staff of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC to be vigilant and security conscious at all times in the wake of the increase in the level of insecurity in the country.
The advice was given at a security awareness lecture organised for the Commission and its staff by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The programme which took place on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the ICRC Conference Room, Area 11, Abuja dwelt on the security risks that organisations and their employees are daily exposed to and measures to overcome such risks.
EFCC’s deputy director, public affairs, Osita Nwajah said the programme was organised to offer security tips for corporate and private individuals in a bid to raising the awareness of Nigerians on security matters and also to curb the commission of economic and financial crimes in the society.
Also speaking at the presentation is the Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed that cyber-crime is a new order of threat that corporate organizations and individuals often ignore at their own peril.
According to Uwujaren, “your identity is very important at the individual and corporate level. When you lose your identity, you lose your integrity; when somebody steals your identity he compromises your personal integrity”.
Head, Anti Bomb Squad, EFCC, Mr. Akinleye Olateju, in his presentation on “Home Made Bomb” or “Improvised Explosive Device, IED” advised participants to be security conscious and proactive in reporting any strange movements or objects around them to security agents.
He said, “IED are not dropped from heaven or dropped from anywhere, they are carried by human beings. Be familiar with the environment, if you see any changes in your environment raise alarm because that alarm can save lots of lives”.
In his remarks, Director General, ICRC, Aminu Dikko, who was represented by Director, Contract Compliance Department, Mr. Mike Ohiani appreciated the EFCC for partnering with his agency saying, “the relationship will be nurtured to be of mutual benefit to both organizations”.