A Guest Speaker at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Monthly Lecture Series Professor Tajudeen A. Akanji has stated that sustainable inter-agency cooperation is one of the most imperative solutions to the Nigeria’s security challenges.
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Deliberating a paper titled, “STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION AMONG SECURITY AGENCIES IN NIGERIA: THE IMPERATIVES FOR AN INTEGRATED INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH “, Prof. Akanji stressed that, the current security challenges in Nigeria could be mitigated through sustainable inter-agency cooperation. According to him, cooperation among security agencies will improve effectiveness of policy formulation and implementation, increase in agencies’ productivity and efficiency. He maintained that if all these gains become realistic, there would definitely be a conflict-free Nigerian state where there are economic developments, and peaceful coexistence.
During the interactive session, the Former COAS Lt Gen AB Dambazau (rtd) maintained that the issue of inter-agency cooperation cannot be overemphasized as it is one of the strategic ways to adopt in enhancing national security. Also speaking, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai, emphasized that the aim of internal security is to have a robust defence and security architecture that will safeguard the territorial integrity, defend the country as well as maintain law and order. He said, this is the most important aspect of internal security, hence, the need for inter-agency collaboration and coordination to achieve the national security goal.
By LCpl Augustine Nwoba