The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, Says it is noted globally, that Intelligence sharing is the soul of effective security, and the ability to exchange Intelligence Information, facts or knowledge among Security Agencies and other Stakeholders aid to improve national security.
The CG made this declaration in the just concluded Inter-Security Agency Summit at the Barcelona Hotels, Abuja, with the theme: Inter Agency Collaboration on Intelligence Sharing and Effective Coordination of Violent Conflicts and Crisis Management.
The Commandant General who was ably represented by Acting Deputy Commandant General Operations, Hillary Kelechi Madu (fsi), highlighted that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution and the United Nations Development Programme, took the bold initiative to bring together the NSCDC and other Security Agencies to rub minds on the importance of working together with a common understanding that, achieving success in a secure society, there is need for synergy and collaboration.
Representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Pa Lamin Beyai, UNDP Country Director/Resident Representative, pointed out that the training on intelligence sharing and effective coordination is critical and a response to an identified gap in the operationalization of the national security architecture.
Pa Lamin maintained that when Security Agencies effectively collaborate in the sharing of intelligence and response to violent conflicts or crisis of any nature, efficiency of operations, judicious use of resources and sustainable results are significantly improved upon. All these will in turn accelerate national socio-economic development and the lives and property of the citizens will be safe guarded.
Air Commodore Darlington Abdullahi (rtd.), who spoke on behalf of the Resource Persons, asserted that coordination is very important in any organization or between organizations to be able to achieve a goal(s) or objective(s).
Darlington further posited that the summit is to enhance collaboration and build a very strong and robust synergy among the various Security Agencies, especially, in the area of intelligence sharing.
The Participants at the workshop agreed that synergy among Security Agencies is a must, and agreed to pass the message to other Officers and Men in their respective Organizations.
ACC EMMANUEL OKEH