National or Homeland security has been described as the ability of a state to cater for the protection and defence of its citizenry. In Nigeria, security is an ongoing major challenge, even with the recent advancements and progression within the police and army, there is still a long way to go in securing the nation’s safety. Violence in the region is often spurred by political, economic or social grievances, in addition to various violent groups based in the north.
Over three days in 2022, Securex West Africa will bring together some of the world’s leading security technologies to showcase the latest protective solutions. With senior security officials from Nigeria’s Government in attendance and taking part in panel discussions, you’ll be able to hear directly from the region’s top figures on the region’s national security threats and developments.
According to the ‘Global Homeland Security & Public Safety Report’, the Middle East & Africa market growth is boosted by the following drivers:
> The recent wave of ISIS and other insurgency across the Middle East and Africa
> The region’s accelerated security forces and security agencies equipment procurement
> Premium ME&A prices of new equipment and services
> The high cost of foreign security services and security technology professionals
> Replacement and upgrades of outdated systems
> Growing aftersale revenues
> Major infrastructure expansion projects in the GCC States
> Cyber Security
> Police modernization
> New security related ICT technologies.
> Rapid growth of the region aviation sector
> Replacement and upgrades of outdated security-related systems
These lead the Middle East & Africa 2014 HLS & PS market of $ 33.5 billion to grow to $70.8 billion by 2022.
Applications for Homeland Security on display at Securex West Africa will include:
- Biological/ Chemical/ Bacterial detection
- Explosive detection
- Cargo screening systems
- Terrorist and risk threat management
- Prison services