By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Audi said the prevailing asymmetric warfare bedeviling the nation requires on octopus’ solution in mitigating the myriads of security threats targeted at Nigerians, residents and public assets.

Audi, stated this yesterday in Abuja, during a two day seminar on promoting interagency collaboration for heads of security agencies drawn from Anambra, Borno, Enugu, Imo and Sokoto states.

The seminar was organized by the NSCDC in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).

Speaking further, the CG said the reality calls for a continuous evaluation of security strategies that can pull resources and expertise together in tackling this menace.

“This seminar for heads of security is one that fit into such strategy as it is aimed at ensuring seamless synergy among security stakeholders in Nigeria. It is my delight to observe the presence of state security heads drawn from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigerian Correctional Service, Nigerian Immigration Service, The Nigerian Police Force, Nigeria Customs Service and State Security Service representing Anambra, Borno, Enugu, Imo, and Sokoto States.                                                                  
“Consequently, this seminar is aimed at ensuring that all stakeholders across-board are carried along on this mission. Your participation in this programme is an indication that we are making progress towards this quest, with outcomes that will have far reaching impact on the nation’s security architecture.
“The previously held seminars and workshops were targeted at three geopolitical zones namely: North East, North West and South South. I officially sent a request last year to our partner, Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung, for the activation of other zones in the face of the increasing security challenges across the country and the need for all agencies to work together across board, the request was graciously approved resulting into the incorporation of North Central geopolitical zone in this year programs. I strongly believe that other zones will come on board in due course.

“Between 9th and 10th November, 2023, a similar intervention program was held for selected states of the South West and South South bringing the total number of states that have benefited from this seminar this year to twenty three (23).
Let me extend my hands of gratitude to our partner, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) for their believe in Nigeria by ensuring implementation of this programme and other activities for the collective benefits of Nigerians and Residents. I thank Ms Marija Peran, the Resident Representative in Nigeria and the KAS team for their usual supports and the continuous nurturing of the existing partnership between the NSCDC and KAS.”

On his part, Lukas Laible, Deputy Resident Representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Nigera,
 commended the CG for his relentlessly trust and loyalty into KAS.

“You have been partnering with us on an always mutually beneficial and success-orientated basis – having such a partner and friend on our side is something we could not be more proud of.
“Having such a connection established is also a clear mission for the future. We are willing and we will do everything possible to further fill our reliable and trustful partnership with life and make sure to even deepen it for the benefit of NSCDS, KAS and for Nigeria.
“Dear Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi – you are a leadership-role model, you are a true fighter for security, peace and stability in Nigeria. You guide your fellow colleagues with the deep understanding that standing up for security and peace can really make a difference, can improve the life of all Nigerians. Thanks for everything that you have achieved and we are looking forward to a shared future.”

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