Philosopy and Rationale for Effective Organization Security in Nigeria Local Government Councils

Basil C. Nwankwo, Stephen Ocheni, Moses Atakpa


The success of any organization irrespective of size or nature depends, to a large extent, on the effectiveness of security within the organization. The need for effective and efficient security in local government councils in Nigeria is long overdue. Local governments in Nigeria in addition to old security problems facing the councils in the past, now face new complicated and sophisticated ones. These are: protection of sensitive information from theft, loss or damage; emergence of organized crime such as arson, murder, fraud, and drugs; riots, demonstrations, civil disorders and work to rule; losses by fire, theft, fraud, damage and natural disasters; theft no longer has the criminal stigma attached to it, etc. The society seems now to support anyone who makes money dishonestly without bothering to find out how such money was made. The inability of local government councils to employ and retain competent and trained security personnel to guard against these numerous security problems to which the system has been vulnerable over the years leaves much to be desired. The managers and administrators of the local government councils in Nigeria should be implored to take the necessary steps to educate the staff on the importance of good and adequate security at all times. For good security to exist in a local government council, it is recommended that the following areas have to be examined at all times: security planning; the security policy; access control procedures; the security manager; the security survey and preventive measures. Adequate funding and good governance are equally complementary to good security.
Key Words: Local government council; Security; Effective organization and Nigeria


Local government council; Security; Effective organization and Nigeria


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