The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has highlighted the need for ongoing collaboration and the pooling of resources and expertise among security agencies to effectively tackle the prevailing insecurity in the country.
A statement issued by CSC Babawale Afolabi, the National Public Relations Officer at the NSCDC national headquarters in Abuja, revealed that Dr Audi made this assertion during a seminar organized by the corps in conjunction with the Nigerian House of Representatives and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The seminar aimed to foster synergy among security agencies in selected states such as Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Edo, Akwa Ibom, and Cross River.
According to the statement, the NSCDC Commandant General emphasized the ever-changing nature of security challenges, emphasizing that no single agency can effectively combat the complexities alone.
“The security challenges we face today are multifaceted, necessitating our collective efforts in pooling resources and expertise to combat our common enemy. This seminar serves as a strategic step towards seamless collaboration among security stakeholders in Nigeria,” he stated.
Ms Marija Peran, the representative of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Nigeria, expressed appreciation for the dedication of security agency heads from various states. In her address delivered by the Deputy Country Representative, Mr Lukas Laible, she commended Audi’s leadership and commitment to the partnership, emphasizing the importance of understanding one another for effective collaboration.
The statement further highlighted that the seminar, an extension of previous sessions held in different geopolitical zones, serves as a platform to foster understanding and collaboration among heads of security agencies. Peran underscored the significance of interagency cooperation in addressing Nigeria’s diverse security challenges, including terrorism, gang-related violence, and conflicts between herders and farmers.
The event included discussions on conflict analysis, professionalism, ethical standards, conflict resolution, management, and transformation, with a focus on the role of human rights in security duties.