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OSHAssociation MEETS DEPARTMENT OF STATE SECURITY SERVICES (DSS) TO FOSTER COLLABORATION, ADVOCACY AND CONSOLIDATION

In a significant development aimed at strengthening safety and security measures, the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation) recently held a meeting with the Department of State Security Services (DSS) to explore avenues for collaboration, advocacy, and consolidation. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the DSS,in attendance,were high-ranking officials from both organisations.

The delegation was led by Dr. Dalhatu Mohammed,FOSHA, Chairman, Council of Fellows, Dr. Aliyu Mohammed Ibrahim-PhD, FOSHA, Country Regional Administrator, and officials from the Association who were instrumental in supporting the objectives of the meeting. They were warmly received by Dr. Bolatito K. Kure-Olufe,fsc,PhD, Director of Training at the State Security Services.

The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss potential areas of collaboration between OSHAssociation and DSS in promoting and advocating for enhancing safety and security practices. Both organisations recognised the importance of consolidating efforts and sharing expertise to address the evolving challenges faced by individuals and organisations in Nigeria.

Dr. Bolatito K. Kure-Olufe expressed her satisfaction with the meeting, stating, that “This meeting marks the beginning of a promising partnership between OSHAssociation and the DSS. We recognise the critical role that occupational safety and security play in ensuring a conducive working environment. By collaborating with OSHAssociation, we can leverage their expertise to develop comprehensive training programs and advocacy initiatives that enhance safety measures across various sectors.”

Dr. Dalhatu Mohammed echoed these sentiments, emphasising the need for collective action in improving safety and security standards. He said, “OSHAssociation is committed to fostering partnerships that drive positive change in occupational safety and health practices. Our meeting with the DSS signifies our shared vision and commitment to creating safer working environments. Through collaboration and consolidation, we can empower individuals and organisations to mitigate risks and ensure the well-being of workers across board.

During the meeting, both parties discussed potential areas of cooperation, including training programmes, workshops, and seminars aimed at raising awareness and building capacity in occupational safety and security. They also emphasised the importance of advocacy and outreach initiatives to disseminate best practices and promote a culture of safety and security across all their Area Commands.

The meeting concluded with a mutual agreement to establish a framework for collaboration and consolidate efforts to achieve common goals. OSHAssociation and the DSS will work closely together to develop and implement targeted initiatives that address emerging safety and security challenges faced by workers and organisations in Nigeria.

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