President Muhammed Buhari has been advised to look beyond manpower and embrace technology in solving the security challenges facing Nigeria.
Hammed Ibrahim, Managing director, Hamgad Security Services who made this call says Nigeria should take a cue from other countries that deployed technology to tackle similar challenges.
He warns that over-dependence on manpower will fail, if the country does not upgrade its strategy quickly to battery and technology-powered safety equipment.
“Technology has so advanced that one can personally protect oneself even without hiring a security guard”, he says.
According to the Hamgad MD, “today, with technology people monitor their homes or offices from a distance; get to open their doors via a mobile phone and even in an emergency situation , can be sure of getting details of an occurrence by planting equipment at strategic points without visiting the venue. This is the kind of solutions the country needs at the moment.”
He disclosed that such set of security equipment is what his company is investing in as his company understands that security is a major drawback in Nigeria.
The company which recently launched security equipment stores in Lagos says it is planning to capture the entire Nigerian security market space, including Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
“We are making heavy investments as a way of complementing Federal Government’s efforts at arresting the scourge of insecurity in Nigeria, while also helping to make Nigeria a safe place for both locals and foreigners” Ibrahim says.