Kano Youths Take Up Careers in Corporate Security

After the establishment of Kano Corporate Security Institute in the city, more unemployed youths, especially graduates have been registered to enrol in intensive training on security and disaster management.
Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has disclosed that his administration established the Security Institute to encourage youths in the state to take up careers in corporate security, in view of the prevailing security risks in the country.
He said the government, as part of its job creation strategies, is keen on encouraging able bodied people in modern security management in order to protect the lives, interests and property of the citizenry in private and business premises.
The governor, who made the remark during the graduation ceremony of Course 2 and Special Course 1 of the Kano Corporate Security Institute, said in view of the complexity of emerging security problems in the country, now is the time for people to stop recruiting unqualified men to guard their residential an institutional complexes.
Thus, he said the Corporate Security Institute is a step towards revolutionising security management in the state, announcing that the state government had automatically recruited the new trainees of the institute into the state Civil Service to serve as security men in some ministries and agencies.
Governor Kwankaso also focused on several initiatives of his administration towards discouraging youths from being involved in crime as well as providing support to the Police and other security agencies with the aim of improving general security in the state.
In his speech, the Special Guest of Honour and Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji AbdulAziz Yari Abubakar who decried the current security challenges facing parts of the country described the setting up of the Corporate Security Institute in Kano as a welcome development that has far-reaching benefits.
The governor promised that his state government will send some youths to train at the institute next year and praised Governor Kwankwaso for introducing several initiatives aimed at opening up job opportunities for youths and transforming the economy of Kano State.
In his speech, the Director of the Institute, Col. Ibrahim Adamu (rtd), explained that out of the 386 trainees, 55 received special training for five weeks, while the rest received full regular course for three months.
He added that apart from normal foot drill and physical training, they were all trained in Self Defence, Security Practice and Management, Law, First Aid, Report Writing, use of communication gadgets, computer as well as domestic and industrial safety among other things.
Meanwhile Governor Kwankwaso at another occasion disclosed that his government would not spare traffickers, distributors or vendors of illicit and counterfeit drugs, as he inaugurated the state joint committee on drugs abuse.
Inaugurating the committee comprising the Police, SSS, Civil Defence, Nigeria Immigration Service, Traditional Rulers, NDLEA and Hisba Board officials, Governor Kwankwaso said that the committee has full government support to arrest and prosecute anybody engaged in illicit drugs use in view of the relationship between drugs and crime especially among the youth.
Kwankwaso lamented that Kano state is leading in drug abuse in the country saying, “but in the last two years or so we have done our best to ensure that this menace is tackled and I believe we have achieved reasonable success”. He therefore stated that the state joint committee on drugs abuse has been mandated to search motor parks and other suspected areas to fish out drug peddlers and users.
“We have destroyed various substandard drugs and of course fake drugs worth over N3bn recently. It is the success that motivated us to ensure that more measures are taken to ensure the elimination of this problem. This in addition to the establishment of Kano Reformatory Institute in Kiru local government area”, the governor emphasised.


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