Eleme Research Foundation Takes Security Sensitization Campaign to more Organizations in Eleme

Eleme Research Foundation Takes Security Sensitization Campaign to more Organizations in Eleme

The Eleme Research Foundation has taken its ongoing security sensitization campaign programme to Rhoda Heartfelt Comprehensive College in Akpajo.

The President of the Foundation and leader of the team spoke extensively to the students, staff and management of the School on the importance of being security conscious, saying it will help in reducing the rising incidences of terrorism in the country. He told the audience that security is a shared responsibility between the police and the people and that the citizens owe it a duty to volunteer useful and timely information to the police. He stressed the importance of knowing one’s environment very well in order to ascertain when unusual things or people are brought in. He cautioned against ignoring abandoned cars and bags at busy places such as motor parks, markets, churches, schools and cinema viewing centers advising that such should be reported to the police. “Be security alert, be observant of your environments and your neighbors”, the security guru preached.

 

During the question and answer session, Ollorwi explained that the security sensitization campaign is Eleme Research Foundation’s humble contribution towards solving security challenges facing the country. In the words of Dr. Ollorwi, “it is our voluntary response to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s call to all Nigerians, ‘…to come up with enlightenment programmes for our people, to make citizens very aware of suspicious movements so that they can be reported promptly to security agencies’”.

In response to a question, the security expert said, “Always endeavor to know and understand those who stay around and within your neighborhood and what they do for a living” explaining that terrorists are criminals and criminals are not known by the expressions on their face but by what they do, when they do it, where they do it, and how they do it. He reiterated that since, the police need to have accurate information as quickly as possible about a suspicious activity, person or object to nip crime in the bud; citizens should volunteer this information while the police on its part shouls treat such information with utmost confidentiality.

In an interview, Mr Fifii Alfred, Principal of Rhoda Heartfelt Comprehensive College said owing to the security challenges in the country, the school has been taking steps to ensure the safety of its pupils. He said the steps taken so far include: orientating their security officers on what is expected of them, strategizing the security management of the hostels, engaging the hostels masters and mistresses on serious security briefings, applying stringent policies like reducing the visiting periods of parents to just once a month, as well as locking the school gate at 6pm daily.

On the ways to tackle the security problems confronting the country, Mr. Fifii said, the government should carryout massive enlightenment campaign on security which should be targeted at the youths. He pointed out that employment should be created for the youths to keep them busy.

He thanked the Eleme Research Foundation for its activities and called on the government, corporate organizations and individuals to fund the body so that they will reach all sectors of the society with the message of security.

The team also visited Community Senior Secondary School in Cross Section of Students of CSSS, Ebubu During the Sensitization ProgrammeSecurity Awareness Campaign Team in Group Photograph with Principal of CSSS, Ebubu, Mr. Harry Obene AbijahR-L Project Coordinator, Chief Ollorwi Osaro being Welcomed by the Principal of CSSS Ebubu, Mr. Harry Obene AbijahCross Section of Worshippers at Mountain of Fire & Miracles Zonal HQ, Eleme New Town, OgaleSAIC Team & Preesiding Ministre/Pastor of the Church in Group PhotographPresiding Minister, Pastor Stephen Onotjeje Welcoming Chief Ollorwi Osaro to the ChurchA Cross Section of Students of Rhoda Heartfelt Comprehensive College, Akpajo During the Security Awareness Campaign at the SchoolSAIC Team & Principal and Staff of Rhoda Heartfelt Comprehensive College in Group PhotographA Cross Section of Students of Lion Comprehensive High School, Ogale during the Sensitization SessionA Cross Section of Students of Ambassador Nne Kurubo Model School, Ebubu During the Security Awareness Campaign SessionChief Osaro Ollorwi Addressing Students of Ambassador Nne Kurubo Model Secondary School, EbubuA Student Asking QuestionA Staff Asking a Question During the Sensitization Session at Ambassador Nne Kurubo Model Sec Sch EbubuPrincipal of Amb. Nne Furu Kurubo Model Sec. Sch. Ebubu, Mr. C. V. Devulkar 3rd from left in Group Photograph wtih SAIC TeamPrincipal of Amb. Nne Furu Kurubo Model Sec. Sch., Ebubu, Mr. C. V. Devulkar Welcoming Chief Ollorwi Osaro to the SchoolEbubu, Lion Comprehensive High School in Ogale, Ambassador Nne Furu Kurubo Model Secondary School in Ebubu, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Eleme Study Centre in Alode, and Mountains of Fire and Miracles Ministries Eleme Zonal Headquarters in Ogale.

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NGO Sensitizes Students on Security

NGO Sensitizes Students on Security

A Non-Governmental Organization, Eleme Research Foundation has sensitized students of the Comprehensive High School, Alesa, Eleme on the need to be security conscious. The President of the Foundation, Chief Osaro Ollorwi tasked the students and teachers on the need to be conversant with their environment in order to detect and report strange persons and objects to their teachers or School management for prompt action before disaster hits. He also urged them to be conscious of the friends they keep, among others.

The body which works in collaboration with Red Cross Society of Nigeria, Pan-African Liberation International Incorporated, Cyber Action Team and Nigerian Institute of Security also enlightened the students on the evils meted to individuals through the Internet and advised them to be cautious while chatting and browsing on the Internet. Members of the team include Chief Osaro Ollorwi, President, Hon. Anthony Ogosu, Ogundu Godson Chibunkem, Godwin Stephen, Emmanuel Peters and Mrs. Patience Chinwi.

The Principal, Senior Secondary Section of Comprehensive High School, Alesa, Mr. Amadi Johnson Chinedu who was elated at the presence of the team thanked them for taking time to visit the School to carry out such sensitization campaign. He urged the team to keep the campaign on and extend it to Churches, Communities, etc.

In an interview with reporters, the Principal, Mr. Chinedu who stressed on the importance of being security conscious mentioned some challenges faced by the School. In his words, “the School has no gate; no security man to monitor those who come in the go out; the place is porous; we are faced with perennial flooding and the buildings need urgent renovation”.

He said despite the limited funding, the School management have been able to construct a makeshift bridge for the students as a result of flooding; we have also fixed protectors on the windows to ensure safety of School properties among others.

He also called on the Government both al the local and state levels to come to the aid of the School to ensure that the challenges are taken care of. He said they have written series of letters to the Rivers State School Management Board, Rivers State Ministry of Education, yet nothing has been done.

ImageImageImageto Chinedu, “we have also written to Alesa, the host community, and companies like INDORAMA Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited, NNPC, PPMC, etc. but we have not gotten any response.

Also in an interview with newsmen, President of the Eleme Research Foundation and Leader of the Team, Chief Osaro Ollorwi, said one of their objectives is to sensitize the citizenry on the importance of direct participation in security of their lives and property. He said they are moving from School to School to sensitize both students and teachers; and intend to extend to Churches, Mosques, Markets, Community Based Organizations, NGOs and all sectors of the society with the aim of preaching the gospel of security consciousness.

He advised the Students and Teachers to know their neighbours, know their friends, and importantly, know the friend of their friend among others, so as not to be victimized or be connected with crime ignorantly. He finally enjoined them to call the attention of security agents when they notice strange faces or movements or objects including parked cars around their vicinity.