By Emmanuel Sampson
All is now set for safety of lives and properties in industries, homes and offices among professionals, as members of the American Society of safety professionals (ASSP), Nigeria chapter end a day conference with a called on Nigerian to pay prompt attention to safety in industrial and workplace to reduce risk.
This was handed down during the weekend by the Nigerian President of ASSP, Mr. Nsikak Ekam at Royalty Hotes and Recreation, Eket during their meeting and induction of new members. The president explained that ASSP Nigeria chapter was established in June 2007 at Orlando, Florida USA wity the aim to make the world a safer and healthier place as well as strives to provide professional guidance training to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities in our various workplace.
While interacting with journalists Mr. Ekam explained that ASSP has established partnership with government and some other stateholders toward building a safety compliant society, stressed the need to enforce safety in some of the critical sectors of the Nigerian economy, noted that a lot of people find it difficult to align with standards because of financial involvement or they do not realise its importance in service delivery. He uses the occasion to advised the new inductees to embrace standards given to them by ASSP, adding that it is acceptable across the globe with over five decades of experience. He therefore called on the government and corporate organization to give priority to safety so that Nigeria can be counted among comity of Nation.
Speaking on the topic, Enhancing Profitability Through Incorporation Of Risk Assessment And Management In Business, the guest lecturer Dr. Anthony Akadi, a petroleum engineer and licensed safety practitioner, explained safety to mean a State where risk has been eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level.
According to the petroleum expert, ” in all we do we must remind ourselves of safety element, we need to spend money on training to be equiped with the modern trends of safety otherwise we will continue to lose money on risk” He charged Nigerians to be conscious of safety at all times inoder to reduce the cost of risk management which is associated with poor standards.
Meanwhile the event was well attended by academies and professionals.
In a related development, the leadership of the organization led by the Nigeria president Mr. Ekam accompanied by its members recently paid a courtesy visit to Hon. Legor Idagbo, chairman House committee on Nigerian content development and monitoring Board to intimates the federal law maker of the up coming ASSP Professional Development Conference billed for Abuja March 2020.