Obasanjo, whose administration provided the legal statute for the transformation of the civil defence in 2005, emphasized that there was nothing wrong to seek improvement for the organization, especially in accommodating the private security professionals in the country.
"If it is the law that will require to be reviewed, there is nothing wrong in as much as it is for the goal of overcoming our security challenges. And, you should know what to do. You have to approach the National Assembly to seek for such amendment. But, we have to also ensure that such amendment is effective and be controlled in order not to compromise the essence of the review."
Speaking further, he pointed out that a good leader must have experience both good and bad sides of life that would help him to strategize on how to handle any threat.
The Chairman of ASIS 206 Lagos Chapter, Oluwaseyi Adetayo in his remark said the civil defense law review would guarantee professionalism of security practice in the country, which boost the sector employment opportunities.
"ASIS International has been providing the platform for networking, education, information on new technology and training for all security professionals all over the world on an as annual basis in the United States",he said
Adetayo explained that the theme of the retreat "Building Capacity for Professional Growth" was arrived at in order to attend to one of the major gaps in our industry, which is leadership.
"As many of us have grown to strategic leadership level in our various businesses, it is only important that we back professional and technical knowledge with required leadership skills’, he stated.