By Palma Ileye
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has stressed on the need for a constant review of strategies by Members of the nation’s security architecture as a panacea to confront all forms of insecurity bedevilling the country.
To this end, the Corps in a press release issued yesterday by CSC Babawale Zaid Afolabi, National Public Relations Officer, NSCDC NHQ, Abuja stated that the reality calls for constant rethinking of security strategies such that everybody comes together, pulls resources and expertise together to fight our common enemy.
According to the NSCDC statement, the position was expressed by the Corps at a seminar on Inter-Agency Collaboration for some select States namely: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers organised by NSCDC in collaboration with the Nigeria House of Representatives in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, KAS, also describing the seminar as timely.
The Corps in the statement noted that the programme fits into such strategy as it is aimed at ensuring seamless collaboration/synergy among security stakeholders in Nigeria.
Noting that there is no doubt that the security of lives and properties is very critical to achieving meaningful socio-economic development, especially in a country like Nigeria.
It maintained that no security Agency in Nigeria can single-handedly ensure security of lives and properties as security challenges of our contemporary time are hydra-headed and this fact has been proven over and over even beyond Nigeria.
According to the Agency, the other objective of the programme is to ensure all stakeholders across the board are carried along on this mission.
It hinted that similar seminars were organised in three other geopolitical zones: North-East, North-West and South-South before the one which drew participants from the states above.
The Corps expresses gratitude to Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, KAS, for their partnership and belief in Nigeria by ensuring the implementation of the programme and other activities for the benefit of Nigeria and Nigerians.
Specifically, it applauds the contribution of Ms Marija Peran, the Resident Representative in Nigeria for her important role in the continuous nurturing of the collaboration between the NSCDC and KAS.
Participants NSCDC stressed that constant review of strategies was a panacea to overcome insecurity.
Participants in the seminar which were mainly Heads of security agencies were drawn from the NSCDC, Nigeria Police, Department of State Services, Nigeria Immigration Service, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Correctional Service.