The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, says the navy has achieved commendable successes in its counter-insurgency operations on account of he renewed and enhanced inter-agency collaboration between companies and safety businesses.
Yahaya made this on the opening of an Inter-agency Seminar, organised by the Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) for its Course 5 members, on Monday in Abuja.
The theme of the seminar is “Effective Coordination of Security Agencies Towards Improved Internal Security of Nigeria”.
Represented by the Chief of Civil Mikitary Affairs (Army), Maj.-Gen. Anthony Omizoje, the COAS, mentioned that every one the present safety threats had been surmountable by way of efficient collaboration between safety businesses.
He mentioned that such a collaborative construction would guarantee and facilitate seamless modulation of all authorities businesses within the ongoing efforts to safe the nation.
The COAS mentioned that the present threats offered a singular character requiring interagency efforts involving the navy and different businesses to successfully sort out usung each kinetic and non-kinetic approaches.
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“Any collaborative initiative with outcomes that construct capability throughout businesses in direction of fostering interagency concord and strengthening partnership amongst safety businesses is welcomed with lots of pleasure and it’s a step in the proper path.
“As you’re conscious commendable progress has been recorded towards insurgency within the northeast significantly because the three companies have began working extra collectively towards the insurgents.
“Nonetheless, the Nigerian state continues to be confronted with a myriad of different safety challenges that comprised armband free kidnapping pastoralists farmers conflicts cultism and political violence amongst others.
“These advanced safety challenges which have impacted closely on our nationwide human capital sources are more and more turning into endemic to our collective safety.
“As discomforting as these threats will appear they are not insurmountable hence the clarion call for the improvement of constructing proactive sustainable and holistic interagency operational framework,” he mentioned.
Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola, urged the navy to point out management and resist the temptation of going into rivalry with different safety businesses.
Aregbesola, who was a lead discussant on the seminar, mentioned the navy remained on the high hierarchy of the nation’s safety structure whereas the individuals shaped the bottom.
He mentioned that collaboration was the catalyst to successfully sort out the prevailing safety challenges bedeviling the nation in direction of attaining a secure and safe nation.
The Commandant, AWCN, Maj.-Gen. Solomon Udounwa, mentioned the seminar was a part of the curriculum of the Course V, developed to equip members with rudiments of inter-agency cooperation and collaboration.
Udounwa mentioned that the course module was designed to enhance the members’ data on interagency cooperation and coordination in addition to improve their competency operate in joints environments.
He urged the members to pay shut consideration to the lectures and discussions that might happen throughout the seminar.
Also talking, a Guest Lecturer and professor of International Relations and Development Studies on the University of Jos, Prof. Victor Adetula, mentioned that addressing nationwide safety challenges required strong engagement of all residents.
Adetula mentioned that there was must have understanding that no matter impacts nationwide safety would additionally have an effect on improvement and vice vasa.
According to him, the current unwholesome developments within the nation, together with the makes an attempt by some to politicize elements of the inner safety problem have continued to generate a lot stress throughout the nation.
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