Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Rivers state chapter of the police and community relations committee, (PCRC) has reiterated its commitment on ensure a safe environment that would promote business activities by partnering with the security agencies.
It is on this note that the committee has planned a 2-week long security training with participants drawn from all works of life with a view to deepening the knowledge of Nigerians on issues relating to the security of their environment.
PCRC chairman in the state, Chief Casca Ogosu said that the training was aimed at equipping the participants on how partner with the Police in addressing security challenges as they affect their communities and proffer solutions to them.
Chief Ogosu was of the opinion that security was not something that only the Police or other security agencies can handle.
“It is our collective challenges and it must be handled collectively because all of us are involved in it. In the developed world like the United States and the Britain, the security agencies there are always on top of security problems because of free exchange of information between the community people and the police.
“This training will deepen the knowledge of people about security matters. We are all aware that without security there is no way business can thrive in any community. Rivers state and the Niger Delta region are always busy with so many business activities.
But when there is a breach of security, nobody will want to come and do business in such a place. The only contribution we owe the agencies is to give out information about challenges or suspicious activities in our environment.”
He added that the training which kicks off today, (Tuesday )in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital will draw experts from the security circle, University dons and other key stakeholders to deliver lectures on security matters as they affect the environment.