Winners of the Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced at a virtual awards ceremony that followed a thought leadership webinar which examined ‘Has the pandemic produced a new type of security or are things just the same? Examining the case of Nigeria.’

The awards have been running for the last 4-years and are organised with the support of Securex West Africa.  They serve to recognise and reward companies, people, products and services that have made a significant contribution to the Nigeria security sector and have demonstrated best practice.

The winners were selected from an esteemed panel of judges who scored the nominations independently against set criteria. The judging process is strict and robust and ensures all nominations have an equal and fair chance of success.

All those that were selected as finalists should be extremely proud and especially the winners.

The 2021 Nigeria winners are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Victoria Nkemdilim Ogbuehi PCI, CPP
Coca-Cola HBC Nigeria

Victoria made her first OSPAs appearance in 2019 when she won the coveted ‘Outstanding Female Security Professional’ award while working in law enforcement. Three years on, Victoria has continued to show consistency, dexterity, and doggedness – qualities that make her stand out from the crowd.  She never shies away from responsibilities and no matter what new tasks are put before her she embraces them and sees it as an opportunity to continue to learn new and innovative ways of doing things. Victoria is incredibly result-oriented, and her many accomplishments speak for themselves.  Just one year after joining Coca-Cola HBC as its Security Operations Manager she was promoted to the strategic role of Senior Risk and Resilience Manager – Nigeria.

Judges noted Victoria’s in-depth knowledge, leadership, diligence and competency in security operations.


Outstanding Contract Security Guarding Company
Halogen Security Company Ltd

Halogen Group (Halogen Security Company Limited) is a leading guarding and contract security solutions provider in Nigeria. Its operation thrives on digitization, quality management systems, research and development, knowledge-sharing and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. Halogen focuses on driving superior performance with stringent quality management systems. 

By placing emphasis on global best practice, Halogen became Nigeria’s first International Standards Organization, ISO certified security company & currently holds ISO 9001 2015.

Halogen’s security capacity development hub enables them to offer quality training in manned guarding and diverse security specializations.

Judges noted that Halogen has been the benchmark and the face of private security in Nigeria which many aspire to.


Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
Redleaf Solutions Ltd

Established in 2011, Redleaf Solutions has the vision to be the most efficient and robust electronic safety and energy efficient service provider available on the market; their client-focused attitude provides a competitive edge and unparalleled performance.

Over the last ten years, they have successfully delivered safety and security systems on iconic projects to include the luxurious 4 Bourdillon – a 25 Storey residential building – Ikoyi, the British American Tobacco Rising Sun on Alfred Rewane Road – Ikoyi, Waltersmith Tower on 47 Glover Road, Ikoyi, Mainone Tier 3 Data Centre in Lagos, and many others.

Redleaf Solutions represent renowned brands in the industry such as Bosch, Riello, Excel Networking, Gent by Honeywell and others.

Judges noted that Redleaf had demonstrated a committed display of effective and efficient service delivery.


Outstanding Young Professional
Avril Eyewu-Edero CPP, CFE, CPO, DIPPI
IHS Towers

Avril Eyewu-Edero is a security professional who in the last 10 years has continued to evolve in the industry.  Avril started her career as a crime scene and death investigator at the coroner’s office and now works has a forensic investigator.  She has carried out over 400 investigations and core security tasks such as security audits. She is also a seasoned facilitator and has conducted over 100 training sessions in forensic, security and investigation including carrying out free training sessions as a means of giving back to the industry.  She has delivered papers at security conferences and been a guest to discuss crime and security related issues on TV, newspapers and radio. Judges noted that Avril has shown a commendable commitment to security and mentoring.

Thanks go to all the supporting associations, the judges for giving up their time to score the entries and to Securex West Africa for partnering with us again this year.