Enugu govt pledges collaboration with FG on counter-terrorism

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has reiterated the state’s commitment to collaborate with the federal government in its effort to strengthen security personnel’s capacity and determination to eliminate terrorism threats in the country.

The governor who was represented by the secretary to the state government, Dr. Gabriel Ajah, gave this assurance during a workshop tagged, “Counter-Terrorism Strategy Implementation and Sensitization,” held at Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu.

Noting that the knowledge and skill acquired at the workshop will enhance participants’ ability to tackle security challenges in the sector, he explained that it’s virtually impossible to engage in any meaningful social, political and economic activities without security.

“I therefore commend the federal government for this initiative aimed at sensitizing the populace and, more importantly, the security agencies on necessary counterterrorism strategy and proactive measures, as well as the need for building capacity to enable us contain emerging security issues and challenges in the country,” he said.

Earlier in his address, Mr. Alhassan Abubakar Hussain, representative of the country’s National Security Adviser, thanked the governor of Enugu State for the hospitality, adding that they were impressed with the level of participation in the workshop.

According to him, “We must therefore continue to prepare and always be at alert. The country as a whole must now understand the importance of information sharing and the essence of timeliness in doing so. This workshop should be seen as a call to reawakening for collaborative action which we all must embrace, as victory by one is victory by all of us, and a greater victory for entire nation and the world”.

 

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