Stakeholders Set To Brainstorm On Solutions To Proliferation Of Drugs At CRAN Lecture/Award


Top security practitioners, politicians, business executives, traditional rulers and many others from different walks of life are expected at the 30th Edition of the Annual Lecture/Award Ceremony of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN).

The epoch making event is billed to hold on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos.

In a statement by the Chairman, CRAN Lecture/Award Organizing Committee, Mr. Joshua Uloko, this year’s CRAN lecture has its theme as “Proliferation Of Drug, Bane Of Insecurity”.

The lecture would be delivered by Dr. Bone Chinye Efoziem, the MD of Strict Guards Security, while the Chairman of the Day is the CEO Halogen Security Limited, Mr. Wale Olaoye.

“Like in previous events, this year’s event would also feature the recognition and honouring of personalities who have distinguished themselves in various sectors of the economy”

Among them are personnel of the nation’s security agencies, private security companies, banks, agencies and business organisations.

The Special Guests of Honour are the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba, while the Guests of Honour include Chairman NDLEA, Brig. Gen Muhammad Buba Marwa (Rtd), Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 2 Command, AIG Johnson Kokumo, The Delta State Commissioner Of Police, CP Mohammed Ali Ari, and Mr. Ramon Nasir, Group Head Corporate Affairs UBA.

The Chief Hosts are the Nigeria Police Force Spokesperson, CP Frank Mba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, while the Royal Father of the Day is Oluwo of Iwo Land, Osun State, HRM Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu 1, with appearances from CRAN Special Patron, CP Frank Odita (Rtd) Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, Dr. Bone Efoziem, Colonel Kingsley Umoh; GMD UBA,
Mr. Kennedy Uzoka and GMD Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu.

According to Chairman, Planning Committee, over the years, CRAN through its annual lecture has provided the platform for issues of national importance to be discussed and solutions which has invariably assisted the authorities in taking some policy decisions.

This year, he opined the objectives  would not be different.