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Great Innovation in Nigeria! Launching of ProInSafe, An innovative organization dedicated to promote cyber security and elevate entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

Great Innovation in Nigeria! Launching of ProInSafe, An innovative organization dedicated to promote cyber security and elevate entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

 

GREAT NEWS!

ProInSafe Organization had her launching event on April 25th 2019 in Socrates Hall, Aromaradu, Ilorin Kwara State. The hall was beautifully decorated and arranged.The event was organized with the sole aim to create awareness about the innovative organization which aims to promote credible businesses and cyber security and also to empower the youths in Nigeria. ProInSafe is gradually evolving, it had the event as a seminar to educate people on their aims and objectives and seek their cooperation in order to realize their vision which will foster socio-economic growth of the country. ProInSafe is obviously passionate about creating a sustainable solution/social change necessary to accelerate the economy of the country.

The event commenced at about 3:30 PM, many notable individuals at Ilorin were present at the occasion. Some of these dignitaries include father of the Day-Sheikh Usman Sall’aha (U.S.A) ably represented by Ustaz Dhikrillah Usman (Imam), the chairmam-Prof. Oba AbdulRaheem former VC of University of Ilorin ably represented by Barrister Sarafadeen Ibrahim, guest speaker- Dr AbdulSalam S.A on security issues to Kwara state Governor, guest of honor-Dr Adetunji Rahman (NAPS President, Kwara State), Prof. Lanre Ibrahim ably represented by Hajia Fatimah Ibrahim, guest speaker-Dr Oniye from University of Ilorin, Hajia Hassanat Mustapha from Shari’ah Court of Appeal, Hajia Rabiah Abdulrahman, Zonal Coordinator QAB Ilorin West Zonal Office D, Alhaji Nurudeen (Alabama) one of nollywood superstars, Barrister Aliyu Labaika. Some QAB Staff, school proprietors, principals and staff were also present at the occasion. Some of the youths were as well in attendance.

Mr Bolaji Aladie and Mr Alabi Yusuf (Teejayoflife) anchored the program and ensured to keep the program lively. The ProInSafe Organization Team members played huge role for the success of the program.

At about 4:00 pm, many of the guests had arrived, the anchors warmly welcomed all guests and the program was set to officially begin.

 The program commenced with opening prayer by Ustaz Dhikrillah Usman, he wished ProInSafe and her founders success and wished everyone divine blessings. He gave admonition to everyone and encouraged that all humans should strive to be selfless and engage in actions beneficial to people around us. That is living a purposeful and fulfilled life.

After which, the entire ProInSafe team present at the occasion was introduced by the MC, the team members waved to the people for identification, they included; Maryam Abdulrahman, Alabi Yusuf, Rukayyah Abdulrahman, Muritala Musa, Kafayat Salami, Kabeerah Ogunjobi, Abdulrazaq AbdulSalam, AbdulQuadir Abdulrahman & Ramlat Ahmed.

 

The Executive Director, Miss Rukayyah Abdulrahman was invited to give an overview of ProInSafe. She welcomed all the guests, introduced herself and described the full meaning of ProInSafe. She said,

“ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. The Organization is created to promote credible businesses, cyber security and to empower the youths to be self reliant and self actualized. This organization is indeed innovative in Nigeria and is dedicated to take all credible businesses to the peak.  proInSafe provides concrete ways to promote internet safety. The organization will provide job opportunities, encourage start ups and innovations. ProInSafe will mitigate risks of online business scam. To facilitate our operations, we have incorporated Empowerment Projects to support and mentor youths to initiate start ups, be great leaders, innovate and be self employed. One of our projects is PLACY club fully known as ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth, where we mentor and impact leadership skills unto secondary school students to help them discover and develop themselves to be more productive.  As we all know that Nigeria is potentially a great country because we are endowed with amazing resources, however the country is in misery due to bad leadership and unpleasant attitudes of many people especially our leaders in the country. This program will train the students and prepare them for the present and the future, also the club involves engaging the students in community development services. This indeed will contribute to rapid sustainable community development and National growth while developing the youths to be great leaders”

Audience at ProInSafe Launching

Audience pays attention at the event

This gave insight into ProInSafe, its aims, objectives and services. Read the full speech-Introduction to ProInSafe as discussed by Miss Rukayyah on ProInSafe Blog. Rukayyah urged everyone to get registered with ProInSafe because it is a win-win situation. The business owners will experience higher sales in their business and will also support the vision of ProInSafe to promote internet safety. She further revealed that ProInSafe will rapidly achieve it’s goals with support from relevant governmental agencies, investors and sponsors. She ended her presentation by thanking all the people present at the occasion. Everyone appreciated her presentation and she entertained few questions. Questions and answer to these questions are found below.

  1. Can illiterates register with ProInSafe?

Ans: Definitely yes! ProInSafe in fact focuses more on helping individuals with less experience in ICT, digital marketing and the likes but who desire online presence to promote their businesses and get their business across to larger crowd. Our competent staff and experts are ready to get your business to the limelight as they continue to strategically publicize ProInSafe and carefully verify businesses. All you need do is submit vital information about you and your business for ProInSafe to validate and promote your business.

  1. What is the benefit of ProInSafe over radio advert?

Ans: The world is going digital, Nigeria is one of the countries that rates very high in internet usage. Both educated and uneducated people are on social media. People have formed the habits of going straight to Google search engine to search for particular products/services even before they ask the person that’s next to them. ProInSafe therefore helps to build a trusted online presence. ProInSafe charges very affordable fee that last forever so far the business is legitimate and you continue to operate the business. Therefore your business is always visible online that is, the advert is continously ongoing.  Registration with ProInSafe is highly recommended if you have or desire online presence, the YAS code generated is an identity of your credibility and will make your adverts through other media more effective. Internet is a very fast and effective tool to create awareness about businesses and to get access to potential consumers. Online advert often increases patronages. ProInSafe aims to enable all business owners exploit the medium to grow their businesses.

However, some people abuse these opportunities and they exploit the medium for their selfish use by scamming people. Online consumers now find it hard trusting online businesses that they lose even accurate opportunities. Despite their paranoia, some people still fall victims of scam because business scammers have crafty ways of arousing interests of consumers, by advertising fake great offers, impersonating other businesses etc. With ProInSafe, business owners easily convince consumers of their credibility.

We must understand that ProInSafe sole aim is to regulate the affairs of online businesses in order to promote internet safety, the advertisement service is only a value added service. There is Vconnect too but even this doesn’t serve our purpose, we exist to serve as online business regulatory organization, that provides all legitimate businesses an identify for their credibility and mitigate risks of business scam.

  1. ProInSafe officially started business operation in 2019, can you tell us how many businesses you have registered?

Ans: We have registered close to 12 businesses within two 6 weeks of establishment.

  1. How does your adverts get to illiterates?

Ans: Like I said earlier, all we are concerned about is the internet. Both literates and illiterates use one or more social media, therefore these people that are online will get to see the adverts of your business. In addition to that people who get information online often disseminate the information to people around them. This way information can as well be passed across to the very few people who have no online presence.

  1. How will ProInSafe achieve all its goals?

Ans: We continue to seek for support from governmental agencies, reputable entities and other investors, with adequate funds and infrastructures, competent staff/experts, strong marketing, we will get everyone (online business owners) to cooperate with us by registering to get their YAS codes. We will realize our vision, risks of business scam will be mitigated, only credible businesses will thrive more and digital marketing will be very more effective.

  1. What are your criteria for legitimate business:

Ans: The business must sell what it claims to sell, the information provided such as personal details and business information must be verifiable and confirmed by a relative/random third party to be true.

  1. What are your means of advertisement?

Ans: We post your businesses on our social media pages: twitter, instagram, facebook, LinkedIn, Whatsapp etc. We also advertise (we charge differently for this) by placing your business adverts on our website. Our website is quite trusted therefore consumers are more likely to patronize businesses found on our website.

Barr Sarafadeen Ibadan presenting chairman speech

Subsequently, the Chairman, Barrister Sarafadeen Ibrahim gave a welcome address as follow:

“I greet the distinguished guests and everyone present here today. Before I proceed I must introduce myself, I am Barrister Sarafadeen Ibrahim representing Professor Shuaib Oba AbdulRaheem. Prof would have loved to personally atrend this program but could not due to urgent national assignment. On behalf of Prof Shuaib Oba, I want to sincerely aplogize for his absence. I have with me a prepared speech to be presented by the Chairman but I will do that presently. But before I do that, it is pertinent for me to give remarks.

 

As a lawyer, I know that the present government is doing a lot to arrest cyber crimes and indeed the whole of Nigeria now is suspecting all businesses that have something to do with internet. But I want to assure this august gathering that not all businesses on internet is criminal or illegal, one of these legal online businesses is ProInSafe Organization. I want to tell us that there are a lot of legitimate opportunities on the internet that we must exploit. With ProInSafe we can safely do that.

 

In fact, I must commend the initiatives of the founders and team of ProInSafe because I know that myself, I have not gotten to the bus stop of learning. In fact, education has been described as progressive discovery of ignorance. We continue to learn as humans. The Prophet (S A W) has said it all that we learn from cradle to grave. Therefore it is not too much for us even as adults to key in into ProInSafe Organization. Once again, I congratulate the ProInSafe team and I want to encourage all of us to be partakers in the project.

 

Having said that, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this occasion of the Grand Opening of an innovative Nigerian Organization, PROINSAFE. I am particularly thankful to our special guests of honour and everyone who is here today. I would like to express our sincere appreciation to every person who has supported the organization.

 

I welcome in a special way, all our clients and potential clients. We are here to formally bring to a limelight, the organization which would encourage hardworking Nigerians who are entrepreneurs and protect people from falling victim of business frauds.

 

ProInSafe is happy to have everyone on ground. It is our utmost hope and belief that everyone here shares the same vision with us as we build a Nigeria where entrepreneurs get appropriate reward for their initiative and consumers safely transact and get the real value of what they pay for.

 

With the ProInSafe initiated empowerment program, community development will be facilitated, innovations encouraged and youths will be trained to become great leaders .Finally, I want to encourage us to sit back, relax, learn and gain  maximally from this launching. Thanks and God bless you!!!”

Barr Sarafadeen and Dr Oniye

The Chairman also said that he was amazed by ProInSafe establishment, he commended ProInSafe team’s creativity and diligence. He said ProInSafe is indeed a great and valuable innovation. He assured the ProInSafe team that with their dedication, they would achieve success. The Anchors of the Program continued to welcome newly arrived guests.

Cybercrime topic at ProInSafe Launching

Dr Abdulsalam at ProInSafe Launching

After which, Dr AbdulSalam B. Suleiman presented his speech titled Cyber Crime and its Mitigating Measures. Read the educative presentation on ProInSafe Blog. He shared the handouts of his speech to some people at the event. Everyone appreciated this, everyone paid keen attention to the discussion. Upon the end of the discussion, there was a loud applaud filled up the hall.

PLACY Club drama at ProInSafe Launching

The business woman and the distributor in PLACY Club Play

Next was presentation by PLACY Club (ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth Club) members. PLACY club is one of the projects of ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) initiated to support and inspire youths to be self reliant and self actualized; facilitate community development and also address root problems (such as unemployment, poverty, ignorance) of cyber-crimes. The youngsters presented a drama that exhibited the mission of ProInSafe. The youngsters include: AbdulQuadir Labaika (Ag President of PLACY club), Maryam Labaika, Olamide and Aminullahi Aliyu. You may read the recap of the interesting and educative drama here.

 

At the end of the drama presentation, AbdulQuadir who acted the distributor briefly said;

“ProInSafe exists to promote cyber security, provide job opportunities, promote credible businesses and empower the youths. ProInSafe is indeed tested and trusted! Go to www.proinsafe.com now to register your business to boost your sales and to support our vision to promote cyber security and foster socio-economic development in Nigeria.”

After the drama, Maryam read out a poem titled Youths are the Fruits while AbdulQuadir gave brief explanation on the poem. You can read both on ProInSafe blog.The audience applauded their performance and everyone was obviously delighted with their excellent performance.

After the drama, the second guest speaker, Dr Abdulrazaq Oniye presented his speech on Self Development. He began,

Dr Oniye presents self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Dr AbdulRazaq Oniye on Self-Development Coaching

“Permit me to stand on well established protocol, I greet ProInSafe team, the distinguished guests and all the people that are seated here today. .Good evening to everyone.  I am invited to discuss self-development. Self development basically helps us to become more aware of our talents, potentials and help to bring to the fore issue of human capital development. This awareness facilitates employability and ensures that we are able to contribute to personal and national development. Self  development involves steps taken to discover/identify your talent, strengths and other attributes that will help you to fulfil your purpose in this life because obviously we all are existing to fulfil certain purpose. Many people are unable to progress in life because of their inability to identify their talents, some people are gifted in writing, some have oratory power, when they talk you are mesmerized and amazed.

You must identify various areas you are talented, is it writing, statistics, entrepreneurship, sport, speaking etc. Self development implies you know your talents.  Closely related to that is the issue potential, we all do not have the same potentials. That’s why some people thrive in a particular field of endeavors and others do not….”

To read the full inspirational speech on self development, go to ProInSafe Blog. Finally he thanked everyone and had his seat. Everyone was so excited that they promptly applauded him. It was obvious that everyone got enlightened by the lectures presented by both guests, while the lectures were ongoing, people apparently paid attention, locked their eyes on the lecturers, nodded, smiled, laughed at amusing words and most importantly people were seen jotting down.

Right before the commencement of lectures, office notes, pens, bottle water, soft drinks, juice and snacks were shared to people to keep them entertained. People were seen jotting down on the office notes.

ProInSafe team together with some of the guests, Dr Adetunji, Ustaz Dhikrillah, Dr Oniye, Hajia Mustapha, Hajia Rabiah, Mr Moshood, Alhaji Nurudeen (Alabama) and Hajia Funmilayo Zubair cut the ProInSafe cake to mark the celebration.

PROINSAFE TEAM AND GUESTS CUT THE CAKE

PROINSAFE TEAM AND GUESTS CUT THE CAKE

Afterwards, Kafayat Salami spoke briefly on business development. She talked about branding techniques and other vital strategies relevant for people to grow their businesses. She encouraged people to visit ProInSafe website to learn more about effective ways to develop their businesses. Read more on her presentation on ProInSafe Blog

The good will message and vote of thanks were presented by Dr Adetunji Rahman (NAPs President) and Mr Bolaji Umar (Quality Assurance Bureau) respectively.

Dr Adetunji gives goodwill message

Dr Adetunji gives goodwill message

Dr Adetunji said,

“I want thank everyone for their presence and support, we wish everyone a safe journey back to their various destinations. Indeed, Nigeria will rapidly develop if many more youths take innovative steps like ProInSafe Organization team. Thank you all and God bless you.”

 

Mr Bolaji said,

“We give thanks to Almighty Allah for the ProInSafe team who have initiated this Internet safety organization and present program. I wish them long life, progress, success and good health in all their endeavours.”

 

The entire ProInSafe team is heartily grateful to everyone who was supportive of the organization. Sincere gratitude especially goes to the Father of the Universe-Sheikh Sall’aha Usman (U.S.A) for his matchless fatherhood and divine mentorship. Dr Rahman Adetunji is a selfless human whose support is also deeply appreciated. The chairman-Prof. Shuiab Oba Abdulraheem, Quality Assurance Bureau Ilorin west zone are all appreciated as well..

Towards the end of the program, the Executive Director of ProInSafe, Rukayyah Abdulrahman was interviewed. Full interview is on ProInSafe Blog.

ProInSafe team with few of the PLACY Club youngsters

ProInSafe team with some of the dignitaries

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO A NIGERIAN INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATION-PROINSAFE

INTRODUCTION TO A NIGERIAN INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATION-PROINSAFE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROINSAFE PRESENTED AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT.

Introduction

The damage caused by cybercrime is estimated to hit $6 trillion by the year 2021. This has led to a forecast that there will be an estimated increase in spending by companies for cyber security between the periods of 2017 and 2021 to $1 trillion. According to Gartner, as at 2016, more than $80 billion was spent on products and services related to cyber security. This is however expected to exceed $1 trillion globally within a five-year period.

As a matter of fact, the cyber security industry is one that is fast paced as there is zero percent unemployment rates in this industry. The industry in fact has unfilled positions that are expected to reach 1.5 million by the year 2019. This shows that there is severe shortage of talent especially as more cybercrimes are being committed almost every other day.

Despite the fact that cyber security companies can easily be found in the United States of America and in the cyberspace, does not in any way make the industry to be over saturated. The fact that there are people and organizations out there who would always need the professional services of cyber security companies from time to time to sort out cyber security related issues et al makes the business ever green….Adapted from profitable venture.com

However cyber security company has not fully gained ground in Nigeria, we need to feel the impact of this industry because it has so much to offer Nigeria in both security and economy sector.

ProInSafe stemmed out because of this, the purpose of creating this innovative organization is to create  a safe and prosperous environment for all to thrive.

ProInSafe fully known as Promoting Internet Safety is an innovative profit making organization in Nigeria (its our dream to expand far beyond this country) and it exists to strategically promote internet safety while providing supports and empowerment for youths to achieve self actualization and self reliance in a credible way.

Audience at ProInSafe Launching

Audience pays attention at the event

Significance

Few or many of us here today have or know someone who has fallen victims of scam businesses. No matter how wealthy someone is, it is such a bad idea losing money in such a pathetic way. Its not enough to lose money but we tend to experience emotional breakdowns as a result, which may result into depression or paranoia; inability to trust even credible businesses.

As much as people tried to discard this idea because they believed it was impossible or an herculean task. We still decided to venture into it because of our passion to resolve a problem (cyber crime and unemployment)  that is an impetus to many other societal difficulties reflecting in the socio-economic state of the country. However our passion is not enough, we continue to progress with the strong support of our great Father known as Father of The Universe. Without him nothing would have been in existence.

Therefore cybercrime is not a problem to be swept under the carpet. No matter how huge/difficult/expensive the task appears, we must start from somewhere and as soon as possible to prevent the problems from escalating. Cyber Security Expert of Nigeria also raised  that concrete solution must be provided to mitigate the issue of cybercrime. This statement is one of the driving forces behind the existence of ProInSafe. During our feasibility studies, we discovered more than 50% of entrepreneurs require our services. In fact with a month of our establishment, we have about 10 clients already. This explains that our services are valuable and our target market is quite huge and responsive. With these businesses’ cooperation, our goals will be achieved.

For example, we had to start using the house as our office since much of our work is online based, many of our meetings are online as well.  The staff working with ProInSafe are volunteers (who only have access to certain remuneration for their duties) at the moment but we hope that as we progress  they will be full time employees because they are highly skilled and competent they deserve to earn handsome salaries.

We use strategic measures to verify and validate businesses.  Our website is well secured and we are less vulnerable to such cyber hazard as hacking even though this cannot  be prevented. If such ever happened we have put it in place measures to prevent great havoc. Part of our project will involve supporting technological researches and innovations to proffer lasting solutions to cyber and other related crimes and dangers. Your personal info are safe with ProInSafe, most definitely unless security reasons call for sharing your details with the third party.

Experience maximum safety and prosperity with ProInSafe.

The unemployment rate in Nigeria is a painful reality, and the higher this gets the more problems  surface in Nigeria. Many people resolved to cyber crime because of lack of job opportunity. ProInSafe then incorporates empowerment program to support startups and youths who are committed to community development services.

Our empowerment program known as ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) exists to encourage innovations, promote leadership skills amongst the youths and also facilitate sustainable community development. Our attitudes must be reformed to foster growth in the society. Our projects and empowerment program therefore support ventures that seek to solve relevant problems affecting the society especially as it regards mental wellbeing, poverty, unemployment rate and environmental sanitation. In addition to this, ProInSafe post registered schools and their relevant activities on its website and social media pages to publicize them more. In fact it is our interest to train students to engage in casual journalism, in which they go to certain educational occasions, gather and report information. This is to provide valuable experience and exposure to students who are interested in mass communication and relevant fields.

Our current project is PLACY Club, an empowerment program that focuses on secondary schools in Nigeria. We select students from different schools to participate in the program  and engage in projects to resolve mini problems affecting the community. This project involves exploiting youths as tools for sustainable development of the community. We will focus on environmental sanitation, quality education, vocational training, leadership training, mentorship & counselling and poverty alleviation. Building their attitudes from tender age is a great benefit for the society as the actions of people determine the status quo of every society.

Presentation at ProInSafe Launching

ProInSafe Launching

ProInSafe major goals are:

  • To mitigate online scam businesses, hence promote internet safety
  • To reduce unemployment rates
  • To encourage innovations
  • To create an enabling environment where all diligent and sincere youths (including entrepreneurs) thrive.
  • Facilitate the achievement of SDGs definitely. We have SDG in mind in our operations.

We are willing to adopt every means that’s of course legal to achieve these goals. The vision which is to create a safe digital world and facilitate economic growth of the country;  mission which involves the implementation of the plan relevant to our goals.

Some of the means include to:

  • Analyze and establish security requirements for our systems/networks
  • Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
  • Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.
  • Define access privileges, control structures and resources
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Identify abnormalities and report violations to higher authorities
  • Oversee and monitor routine security administration
  • Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols
  • Partner with relevant governmental agencies and organizations e.g Cyber security forums , CAC,  etc.
  • Employ highly intelligent and skilled professionals
  • Train fellow employees in security awareness, protocols and procedures
  • Design and conduct security audits to ensure operational security
  • Respond immediately to security incidents and provide post-incident analysis
  • Research and recommend security upgrades
  • Provide technical advice to colleagues
  • With our facilities, structures and infrastructures, we will achieve our mission and realize our vision.

There are many benefits to ProInSafe but I will summarize the benefits here right now. Many of us here today have great products and services and trust me more than half of those you advertise to need these products and services, but only less than a quarter of these people patronizes you. Two reasons cause this either the consumers do not have enough money to purchase or they keep procrastinating till they forget to patronize but the latter is not so relevant because what you truly need you will get it, so the second major problem is lack of trust due to the prevalent issue of online scam.

Everyone cannot stop asking is this business legit? Often the answer to this is “I don’t think so” because even though comments and recommendations on the website can be deceptive. I have a few friends who have fallen victims. And ever since you will not find them purchasing online except through Jumia. Some businesses rely more on referrals , this as well works but what if someone needs your product or services but do not know someone that can refer you to them or recommend them to you. Is this not sad. Are you as a business owner not gradually losing income.

Not everyone is as reputable as Jumia, entrepreneurs are really coming up because that appears to be the trending solution to unemployment which of course is a wise step to take to develop our communities and advance the economy of the state. However many of these entrepreneurs face digital marketing challenges, one of which is losing potential customers/clients to “bizaporia;” which implies inability to trust the credibility of a truly credible business.

Many people because of these challenges feel discouraged to own a business and even if they do they are unable to enjoy the advantage of the internet for their business. Internet circulates information faster, so as business owners we cannot avoid it, and this is a reason we must proffer a solution to the problem.  Other countries are into this similar venture, we decided it must exist here in Nigeria as well.

ProInSafe  encourages the credible entrepreneurs by helping them to convince their potential customers. This is a great deal that cannot be overlooked. The more investments we have, the lesser unemployment rate we battle with. The secret to the economic development of other countries is in their countless business investments, start ups and private business sectors. Firstly this takes the business owner out of the huge number of unemployed youths, most importantly these businesses will be able to employ others. Gradually gradually we are advancing the economy of the country. ProInSafe has potential to hire more than 800 individuals as  we progress. Graduates keep increasing but limited opportunities exist. The solution to this is more investments, to provide job opportunities to hire more and more youths. Someone here or someone you know could be this youth that will be hired.

ProInSafe aims to expand across Africa if not the world, that’s the vision, that is every business must be regulated by ProInSafe, get their code to easily convince their potential online consumers of their credibility, make more sales, maximize profits and contribute to our goals to mitigate the risks of business scam. We will increase online visibility of businesses.

As we progress we hope to innovate soft wares and gadgets that will specifically be used to detect scams and facilitate our works that we may even replicate to sell to others. We will realize our dreams if we get support from you all, and others who are not privileged to be here. We ask you to discuss ProInSafe with them all. As we get endorsements, supports especially from government and reputable entities and of course an investor or adequate funding, our operations will be facilitated and we will get to realize our vision.

In conclusion, ProInSafe is registered with appropriate bodies. Our RC number is . We are focused on empowering youths and to support entrepreneurship in Nigeria. I must mention that we aim to dedicate certain percentage of our profits to support start-ups. We also aim to link up credible start ups with investors. There are investors willing to support start ups, they only need a medium to be sure these start ups are indeed genuine, lucrative and sustainable. We will ensure to link up only start ups that meet up with these criteria. We are willing to implement all relevant policies to achieve our goals. ProInSafe will function optimally with adequate facilities and support from notable people and firms in Nigeria. We thereby seek supports from these agencies to support and invest in our innovative organization. For more information about ProInSafe, please visit www.proinsafe.com. Thank you.

 

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

Permit me to stand on the well established protocol, I greet ProInSafe team, the distinguished guests and all the people that are seated here today. Good evening to everyone.  I am invited to discuss self-development. Self development basically helps us to become more aware of our talents, potentials and help to bring to the fore issue of human capital development. This awareness facilitates employability and ensures that we are able to contribute to personal and national development.

Self-development involves steps taken to discover/identify your talents, strengths and other attributes that will help you to fulfil your purpose in this life because obviously we all are existing to fulfil certain purpose. Many people are unable to progress in life because of their inability to identify their talents, some people are gifted in writing, some have oratory power, when they talk you are mesmerized and amazed.

You must identify various areas you are talented, is it writing, statistics, entrepreneurship, sport, speaking etc. Self development implies you know your talents.  Closely related to that is the issue of potential, we all do not have the same potentials. That’s why some people thrive in a particular field of endeavors and others do not. That is why today some people going to school and always fail, because they do not necessarily have business in the academic field they are studying, everyone wants to attain first, second, third degrees because others are doing that when the person is meant to focus on entrepreneurship. As a result he will be wasting his resources; time, money and energy at school and they will be marking him there as a failure.

Some people have failed jamb consecutively that they can already predict jamb questions. These people can easily tell that these questions were asked three years ago and won’t be set until next year. The reason for this is because they have written jambs so many times but they keep failing, or maybe they did pass but didn’t just gain admission into the university, meanwhile they were so determined to go to university not so that they can gain advanced knowledge to be productive but because of societal expectations.

Whereas if such person had discovered his/her potential, he/she would not have so much stressful experience. Some students spend more fruitless years than expected in school or in a particular learning institute because they are yet to discover their talents. They are then perceived as failures by people around them. Some people are destined to be in school, attain all forms of degrees yet they hardly have something valuable to show for it simply because they are not self-developed. Some people only stick to the information taught in school, this way, they do not meet up with standards. We must have those attributes that reflect self development to benefit more from all forms of education we acquire. Some people are punctual and faithful to their studies but still do not perform optimally as a result of lack of self-development.

Self development implies that you just a take a step, lay a significant foundation (discover your potentials) for further development, continue to improve yourself and  progress to be the best you can be. Not all of us must attain second degrees, we may all have first degrees because obviously education is required to fully operate in the society, but not all of us will get second degrees. And if we all obtain second degree, all of us won’t obtain doctorate degree. The most important thing is to discover the innate potentials, that’s very crucial to the issue of self-development. I commend the organizers of this program for coming up with such crucial topic; self-development. Nigeria has many problems because many people within the country are not self-developed.

The second thing to discuss is “what potentials have you?” You need to think about how you will develop your potentials to be able to establish an organization of your own so that you can employ others. Don’t think just about being employed. Imagine everyone thinks of being employed, that means we will have no employers, no organization, no investment, how do we then work to survive? Therefore to sustain the economy of the country, more people must think about creating employment and not just about being employed.

In those days, we had just University or Ilorin in Kwara state, now there are more than four universities within Kwara state. More potential employees are being created, this is a reason each person must be well developed to be self-reliant, self employed and also provide opportunities for others to be employed. In addition, technological advancement today is getting people out of jobs, it is contributing to reduction in the need for human labor, that is, job vacancies are very few.

In those days it would take about few days before getting pictures from photographers, they will give you the negative copies and ask you to later come back for the hard copy. But now all those things have gone into extinction, photographers nowadays have very few or no room for employment. In those days, post office was very relevant because people would post letters to communicate with their loved ones that are distant. The post office hardly matters anymore upon the arrival of handsets, laptops etc. which means many people working there must have lost their jobs. In fact, motor parks do not get enough passengers anymore relative to those days because people can easily communicate (have meetings etc) through mobile phones, and other communication gadgets instead of travelling to places.

Instead of taking taxi to your aunt’s place, you can easily make a phone call of just 5 naira to confirm if she’s around, if she says no, you will save up the money (about 50 or 100 naira) and time to go to her house and still be disappointed by her absence. All these innovations are evidence of some people’s self development. We can see the latter is very vital to the community, societal and national development.

We have discussed talents, potentials, acquisition and diversification. Acquisition is going to school to learn how to read, write, learn numeracy, and acquire other basic knowledge required to fit into the society. The beginning of self development is learning how to diversify. Diversification involves acquiring and developing your skills and potentials. Which implies that today you cannot rejoice over having just a skill, things are changing, the world is evolving. If you only have certificate without acquiring another relevant skill, if the field you have its certificate becomes redundant, then count yourself jobless. If you have no skill you can sell, what can employers buy from you. So you need to diversify.

Dr Oniye presents self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Dr AbdulRazaq Oniye self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Now I will be rounding up by mentioning some tips for your self-development. To be self-developed we need to do a number of things some of which include:

  1. You must ensure that you are focused on self-improvement. Improve yourself, read outside classroom. Don’t limit your knowledge to what you are taught by your teachers/lecturers.
  2. Individual Growth: If you have first degree, be focused on acquiring a skill relevant to developing your potentials. Note that, you need to consider your potentials before acquiring a skill. If you don’t have the potential, you will be tagged a failure during the course of the training and after the training.
  3. Team work: I like the drama presented by the youngsters (PLACY Club members), the young girl who was the business woman was selling on her own but was making very low sales, by the time she exchanged ideas with the other young boy (who was the distributor), she learned some tactics which helped to grow her business. If you are doing it all alone without a team work and input of other people, you will experience low or no progress. You must learn to do team work.
  4. You must be productive. This is internet era, when you go online be focused on your needs and how you can use the internet to gratify your needs. If you are going online to search for a topic, do just that to the exclusion of everything else. Don’t be distracted by Facebook. If you did not go online to browse Instagram, don’t let Instagram distract you. If you are not online to tweet, don’t let twitter distract you. If you are not focused, you can be online for 8 hours, wasting your MB, your time and energy without achieving a significant goal. You will start checking your social media messages, surfing the net etc and you will still appear busy, busy doing nothing. Be focused, be determined, be mindful and be proactive
  5. Giving Back: A self-developed person must learn to give back to the society. That is the time to reflect your self development, a self developed person is not just busy with him/herself alone. Your self development should inspire you to engage in one or two projects that can benefit the life of others. Like this ProInSafe seminar, everyone here today paid no entrance fee before they can get free access to valuable lectures and information necessary to develop them psychologically and to develop their skills. Certainly acquiring and applying these skills will help them to be more productive. Therefore ProInSafe team has benefited the lives of people here today. That is the way to go as self developed individuals.
  6. Develop your communication skills: To go far in life you must work on your communication skills. Some people are enriched with sound knowledge and talents but they lack expression. They lack quality and meaningful expression. Some people are not welcomed at official meetings because of their lack of presentation despite their rich knowledge and experience. Their knowledge is wasteful and not yet adequate because they have not acquired the knowledge and skills of effective communication. Don’t beat about the bush, be detailed but precise. Improve on your communication skills.
  7. You need to work on your relationship: Some of us have good networks but we don’t exploit them fruitfully. Some people went to school, they made friends but don’t know the value of friendship. Some of your classmates are daughters and sons to valuable people yet you cannot tap into these resources. You have hundreds of friends on social media who are adding no value to you. Ask yourself, how many of your acquaintances can be helpful/useful in reaching your own destination. Work on your network, constructive ones. That’s what I mean by building your relationships.
  8. Be a leader of yourself: You need to be a good follower to be a good leader. Learn to control yourself and be disciplined that when you set out your goals you commit yourself to the achievement of those goals. Learn to obey and believe in yourself.
  9. Be Creative : You need to be creative in the course of developing yourself. While developing yourself, your creativity is improved. Innovation is important in this era. Some people are not better than you but they are well packaged. Some people sell locust beans, package it well and transport to other states. If you sell good products but your business lacks quality packaging, very few people or no one will patronize you. Some people package grounded pepper, garri etc and make greater sales compare to their competitors who do not package as such. Packaging is very key to someone who is intentional about self-development.
  10. Learn to cope with failure: Always understand that Rome was not built in a day. Look at this bulb (electricity) we all are benefiting from today was developed by a man, who failed about  a thousand times. It was after he tried a thousandth time that he was able to develop an inferior kind of bulb. The pioneering bulb has gone through so many alterations before we have nice modern bulb of today. Today we are using phones which are forms of computers, the very first set of computers are gigantic and are very limited and restricted, now we have very nice laptops, desktops etc. The first set of phones were also very huge (especially 3310 models of phones) that they tagged them “owo n ro mi” (Yoruba words for my hands ache) implying how big the phones were at the time. If you want to live and not make mistakes, it means you are not trying to be self-developed, nor are you making an impact, you are not even working nor taking any significant step at all.

Thank you!

PLACY CLUB DRAMA PRESENTATION AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

PLACY CLUB DRAMA PRESENTATION AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

PLAY

Title: Standard Road to Success

A business woman was at her store and she looked all depressed. One of her distributors went to get more goods.

The distributor: Good day ma.

Business Woman: Welcome, how are you doing?

The distributor: (Looks excited) I am very fine, and you?

Business woman: (sighs) I am alive o.

The distributor: Madam, what is wrong with you?  You don’t look okay.

Business woman: I cannot be okay when I am barely making sales. Everything is dry. It amazes me that you come here so often to get goods. In fact, you are the only distributor who’s been patronizing me lately which explains that only you have been making a great deal of sales. (She moves closer to him and whispers)Tell me, what is the secret? What are you doing differently that some of us are not doing?

The distributor: (Smiles) It’s very simple ma. Didn’t you register your business at all?

Business woman: (Gave disappointment gestures) Mmm. I did, but obviously there is nothing to show for it. It was just normal required registration, I guess.

The distributor: You have not heard about ProInSafe?

Business woman: Pro…ProInSafe? Not really.

The distributor: (laughs)  Actually, I have been making abundant sales ever since I registered with ProInSafe. I must tell you that I am even here for more goods. ProInSafe has been so helpful in increasing my patronage because I engage in digital marketing, therefore, with ProInSafe it has been very easy to convince online consumers of my credibility. (Phone rings) Hello Iya konko, ohhhkay, I will be back in a jiffy. Please attend to all my customers, I must not lose any of them. I am at madam’s shop to get more stock.

Business Woman: (Adjusts her sitting posture and pays keen attention to him) Please tell me more. What is this ProInSafe all about?

The distributor: (smiles) ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. That is basically what the organization is all about. ProInSafe exists to promote cyber security, provide job opportunities, promote credible businesses and empower the youths. ProInSafe is indeed tested and trusted! Go to www.proinsafe.com to register your business in order to boost your sales and also to support their vision to promote cyber security and foster socio-economic development of the country.

Business Woman: Ahh. This sounds so interesting but I am very broke at the moment. I don’t think I can afford this now. (she looks gloomy)

The distributor: You are telling me you cannot spare less than 4000 naira to grow your business?

Business woman: (Apparently shocked) Are you serious? I thought you would mention an amount that is between 20-50k or more.

The distributor: Not at all. In fact ProInSafe has made me realize that so many people actually require our products, but our low patronage is usually as a result of less advertisement and lack of trusts by consumers. ProInSafe has come to resolve such entrepreneurial issues by helping all entrepreneurs with online presence to make higher sales and maximize their profits. ProInSafe is virtually an an online business regulatory organization. They are here to encourage entrepreneurship and accelerate socio-economic development of the country. They also render affordable advertisement, business consultancy and other relevant cyber security services.

The business woman was indeed amazed by this great innovative opportunity. She asked for the organization’s contact details. The distributor gave it to her and she immediately took an excuse to contact ProInSafe Organization.

The next scene showed two friends, one of the friends who was a PLACY club member was on his way back from a sport competition. He met his friend who asked where he was coming from.

PLACY Club drama at ProInSafe Launching

Bayo and Agboola at PLACY Club Play

Bayo: Hey friend! How are you?

Agboola: I am good. What’s up? Where are you coming from with all these sport kits?

Bayo: I am just returning from a sport competition organized by PLACY club program.

Agoola: What is that? Could you please give more details?

Bayo: PLACY Club is fully known as ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth Club. It is one of the projects of ProInSafe Empowerment Projects  created for secondary schools, the club is dedicated to discovering and developing youths’ potentials and exploiting the potentials to encourage innovations, create great leader and facilitate community development. We engage in various training sessions, programs and community development services to achieve our goals.

Agboola: That’s fantastic! No wonder you are now more mature and resourceful. Wait! I saw a billboard of a beautiful art work, with the words PLACY Club on it, along Ibrahim street over there (points to the right side of the road) , are you guys responsible for that?

Bayo: Yes. Some of the students made that under the supervision of an artist. We create many things and even help respective schools to meet their needs.

Agboola showed interest and Bayo asked him to come to their next conference to meet with the Club Team. They walked along the same path and continued to discuss PLACY Club.

 

THE END!

 

Starring

AbdulQuadir Labaika-The distributor

Maryam Labaika-The business woman

Aminullahi Aliyu-Bayo

Olamide-Agboola

Story by: Maryam AbdulRahman

Edited by: Rukayyah Rahman

Directed by: Ramlat Ahmed

POEM; YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS PRESENTED BY PLACY CLUB MEMBERS

POEM; YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS PRESENTED BY PLACY CLUB MEMBERS

 

Maryam Labaika reciting the poem at ProInSafe Launching

PLACY Club member-Maryam reciting Youths are the Fruits Poem

 

POEM; YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS PRESENTED BY PLACY CLUB MEMBERS AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING AND SEMINAR EVENT.

TOPIC:  YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS

  • The world is colorful only if filled with wonderful beings.
  • Nigeria will be great again if the youths are nurtured well.
  • Youths are the fruits;
  • The fruit of the seed you sow.
  • You will reap sweeter fruit, if the seeds are nurtured better.
  • Karma is a reality;
  • It operates according to the divine will.
  • Every cause has an effect;
  • What you sow you shall reap.
  • This we must always remember.
  • What we receive as children is what we receive as youths and adults.
  • We are capable of keeping the world at its best only if we get the best from our care givers.
  • We are leaders of today and tomorrow, because what we must be, reflects from since we saw the light of the world.
  • Productive action yields fruitful life, beautiful life style and successful career.

 

 

AbdulQuadir Labaika translating the poem at ProInSafe Launching

PLACY Club Ag President-AbdulQuadir translating Youths are the Fruits Poem.

Translation 

The world will be a great place but you need to train your children properly. Give them good advice, create time for them, invest in them, Nigeria is suffering because the leader’s today lack effective nurturance.

Make sure for children are equipped with knowledge and experience to function optimally, socially, mentally, academically and physically.

The advanced countries are ahead because their children are well developed. They get quality education and are given opportunities to exploit their talent and potentials.

Spending time at wedding occasion is pleasant but you need to get your priorities right. Children can change the world for the better, starting from Nigeria but what we seek is your attention, encouraging words, inspirational contents and good behavioral modification system. Teachers are trying, you parent are doing your best, but we need you to focus more on being the better best to raise successful children, help us to form good habits, don’t say bad words on us. We will make you proud soon. But only if you believe in us and nurture us to great standards.

All thanks to PLACY Club team who are willing to support the parents and teachers to help each child to actualize his/her potentials. Experience in PLACY club will help us become better individuals, great leaders and successful youths and adults.

Thank you everyone we wish you happiness, wealth, success and peace in all your endeavors including parenthood.

Remember we receive what we give, we give what we receive. The world is round. Youths, you need to learn how to strive in order  to thrive!

For mentorship and counseling you may contact: 08185071239  or visit the website: www.proinsafe.com.

Youths are the Fruits presentation

Youths are the Fruits presentation

 Written by: Rukayyah Rahman

Presented by: Maryam Labaika and AbdulQuadir Labaika

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYBER CRIME AND ITS MITIGATING MEASURES BY ABDULSALAM B. SULEIMAN (Ph.D) AT  PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

CYBER CRIME AND ITS MITIGATING MEASURES BY ABDULSALAM B. SULEIMAN (Ph.D) AT  PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

 

CYBER CRIME AND ITS MITIGATING MEASURES, AN EDUCATIVE LECTURE DELIVERED BY ABDULSALAM B. SULEIMAN (Ph.D) AT THE LAUNCHING EVENT AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAMME ORGANIZED BY PROINSAFE  ORGANISAION AT SOCRATES COLLEGE, ILORIN ON 25TH APRIL, 2019.

Introduction

          Cybercrime has increase the number of known crimes, not only in Nigeria, but globally, such that companies, individuals both low and high have been affected negatively. Perpetration of this financial crime cut across nations as syndicate members. A report (sponsored by McAfee) published in 2014, estimated that the annual damage to the global economy was $445 Billion. Approximately $1.5billion was lost in 2012 to unlined credit and debit card fraud in the USA. In 2018, a study by the centre for strategic and international studies (CSIS) in partnership with McAfee, concludes that close to $600 Billion neatly one percent of global GDP is lost to Cybercrime each year (Wikipedia). Some criminal of this crime go undetected, while few arrested are dealt with. The main objective of this lecture paper is therefore, to enlighten the listening audience about the concept of Cybercrime which as  become  a global crime. The lecture paper is also to highlight some mitigating measures against the financial crime in Nigeria.

Concept of Cybercrime  

          Cyber crime can be defined as offences that are committed against individuals or group of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the financial reputation of the victim or cause physiological, mental harm, or loss to the victim, directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication network such as internet. Cybercrime is a crime that involve the use of computer and a network.

Factors Responsible For Prevalence Of Cybercrime

The following factors are considered for prevalence of Cybercrime in Nigeria.

  • Get-rich quick syndrome.
  • Poor parenting as regard effective monitoring of activities of children.
  • Lack of counseling on the part of elders in the society.\
  • Lack of timely information to law enforcement agents.
  • Inadequate logistics support to the law enforcement agents to track down Cybercrime syndicates.
  • Active connivance with criminals by some bank officials.

Mitigating Measures Against Cybercrime

          Mitigating measures include, but not limited to the following:

  • Avoid disclosure of financial transactions to unauthorized persons.
  • Avoid disclosure of your bank account details to unauthorized persons.
  • Temptation of greed, and get of quick syndrome should be discouraged.
  • Parents should monitor the lifestyle of their children, particularly financial recklessness.
  • Landlords should endeavour to check background of tenants.
  • Members of the public should endeavour to provide useful information on questionable characters living around them to the law enforcement agents.
  • Public awareness programmes should be encouraged.
  • Government should endeavour to provide adequate logistic support to law enforcement agents i.e Tracking machine.
  • Above all, banks should intensify efforts to reports questionable account owners to the appropriate authorities for immediate action

Conclusion

Cybercrime, like other crimes ravaging our society requires collective effort of Government, Non-Government organizations and individuals. This can be achieved via adequate logistic supports to security agencies of timely provision of information in the members of the public.

     Reference

     http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybercrime