National Security

Army Chief Urges Aggressive Synergy Among Stakeholders to Nip National Security Threats

Brig. Gen. Lateef Jimoh, on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, declares the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) workshop open. Tuesday, 13 December 2022.

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has urged the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other relevant security agencies to aggressively synergize, in efforts to nip in the bud contemporary threats to the national security of the country.

Gen. Yahaya made this known during the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) 2022 Media Workshop holding at the 81 Division Officers’ Mess, Outer Marina Lagos.

The Army Chief who was represented by the Chief of Staff Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport, Brig. Gen. Lateef Jimoh stated that this year’s edition of the yearly workshop is focused on confronting information disorder and misinformation through holistic mobilization of all society resources against every threat to national security.

He identified security challenges that Nigeria is contending with to include terrorism, insurgency, banditry, violent separatist agitations, kidnap for ransom among others.

Gen. Yahaya reiterated that the ability to surmount these security challenges depends solely on effective management of information orchestrated by mutual support among various security agencies and other stakeholders in information management.

The NASPRI Commandant, Brig. Gen. Omale Ochagwuba, earlier in his speech, stated that the main objective of the workshop is to create an enabling environment for interactions and cross fertilization of ideas by experts on contemporary information management and security in order to proffer solutions to the menace of information disorder and misinformation including malicious narratives that constitute threats to national security.

Gen. Ochagwuba used the medium to appreciate the Chief of Army Staff for approving funds for the completion of construction work at the school’s permanent site in Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment, Giri Abuja.

Among those who graced the opening ceremony of the workshop, which has the theme “Harnessing Whole of Society Approach to Curb the Menace of Information Disorder: National Security in Perspective,” were the Commander 55 Signal Brigade, Brig. Gen. E.O. Oshunsan who represented the General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army, Representives of various Corps Commanders, senior officers both serving and retired and heads of security agencies.

The workshop is expected to on Friday, 16 December 2022.