Determined to tackle increasing cases of kidnapping, militancy and vandalism rocking different parts of the country, Federal and State security administrators on Thursday converged on Lagos to ruminate on how to tackle the nation’s security challenges.
Speaking at a ceremony held in Lagos State to formally declare open the 2016 3rd Quarterly Meeting of Federal and State Security Administrators’ Forum, the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said there is urgent need for all security agencies in the country to scale up intelligence gathering and information sharing to ensure effective protection of lives and property.
Ambode also called for synergy in analysing opportunities and threats to national security, as well as the most effective methods to nip security breaches before they happen.
According to him, there was the need for security agencies to re-invigorate their intelligence gathering mechanisms for effectiveness.
Ambode, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, added that the call became imperative since perpetrators of criminal acts are not invisible as they operate around and among the various communities.
He said security administrators have a great role to play in translating government policies to positively impact on the people and enhance economic viability of the country for prospective investors, adding that security chiefs need to raise the bar in making the society safer and better secured for the people and investors taking into perspective the challenging global realities.