The Security Unit of Federal University Otuoke is embarking on a 4 month basic intensive security training for its officer and men to acquaint them with current security tactics in view of the unsettling security situation in the country.
Speaking with FUO Media Team in his Office, Monday, 16th June, 2014, the Chief Security Officer, Mr. Pade Ben-Oputa said the training was organized to enhance professionalism and develop manpower in the unit.
Ben-Oputa noted that the four month training started with security drilling which according to him will enhance the agility of his officers and men before they proceed to the theoretical aspect of the exercise.
According to the University security helmsman, most of the security officers in the University are recruited locally without the basic knowledge of security, the training is however imperative to give them that touch of professionalism to meet up with current trends.
“In view of the prevailing situation in the country, it has become necessary for us to rise up to the challenge, that is why you will see every car entering the University must be searched whether staff or visitor because you can’t really say who will sabotage the Government” he said.
The chief security officer of the University noted that the Junior Officers will be trained on basic security tips which include communication in safety, crisis management and community affairs, environmental safety, first aid and emergency response, industrial accidents and safety measures.
On the Senior Officers, Ben-Oputa said theirs will be on management and planning for societal incidents, supporting skills for security management, and business implications.
Other areas they will be trained are security management and global implication, security planning and review.
Mr. Pade Ben-Oputa however used the opportunity to urge the University management to provide modern security equipment like Mast and Antenna to boost the repeater station for easy flow of communication in the course of discharging their duties.