Ogun State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosumola Dipeolu has again charged Security personnel of the State Judiciary to be cautious in the discharge of their duties.
His Lordship made the remark at a day Training workshop on fire Prevention and Office Security organised by Ogun State Judiciary for its Security Personnel
Hon. Justice Dipeolu said, the current administration of the State Judiciary focuses on training and retraining of its workforce to make them better, effective and useful in discharging their duties.
The Chief Judge also charged the participants to always report any suspicious movement to appropriate authority to curtail any security challenge that may emerge.
His Lordship further reiterated that as security guards, potential fire precaution and safety measures must be taken into consideration urging them to take the proceedings of the workshop as important added knowledge.
The Chief Judge further implored them to always be on lookout for possible cases that may short circuit security and not only on designated posts.
Hon. Justice Dipeolu appreciated participants for their hard work, encouraging them not to engage in any malicious act that could bring security and safety of properties under their watch to disrepute.
His Lordship thereby enjoined them to always communicate any breach of security and suspicious activities in the course of their duties to the management anytime the need arises.
In his address, Chairman, Ogun State Judiciary Training Committee, Hon. Justice Olanrewaju Mabekoje charged the participants to ensure that the general knowledge on safety, cautions and prevention of crimes acquired in the course of the training should make them better prepared and capable of preventing any security challenges that may arise at their duty-posts.
The State Commander of So-Safe Corps, Olusoji Ganzallo, represented by Assistant Commandant Kolawole Yusuf, in his lecture pointed out the roles and responsibilities of security guards to include protection of lives and properties, prevention, detection and reacting appropriately to criminal and quasi criminal actions on or against the properties of the client.
He also said interacting with law enforcement officials and justice system when necessary must be taken as part of their roles.
The commander charged the participants to always see patrolling of the designated environment as pertinent to maintaining the security of the premises under their watch, explaining that mobile patrol, foot patrol are options of patrolling.
He further encouraged the participants to put into consideration some professional skills, such as good communication, diplomacy, proactive, analytical, tactical and deliberate in whatever is to be done.
A representative of the State Fire Service, Mr. Adeboye Odukoya urged the trainees to be aware of certain factors that can cause fire outbreak, such as ignorance, carelessness, willful act, faulty machinery or equipment, natural causes and accident which he said may come as explosion, among others.
Rounding up the event, the security guards were engaged on practical field training on the use of Fire Protection Systems and Patrolling Processes.