BY EMMA AMAIZE
ABUJA—GOVERNOR of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged the country’s security agencies to work together to check the security challenges confronting the country.
Delivering a lecture on “Contemporary Development Challenges in Delta” at the Executive Intelligence Management Course Six of the Institute of Security Studies, Abuja, he said that security agencies should acknowledged the contributions of one another in any successful operation, especially in the areas of intelligence gathering and provision of logistics.
The governor, who spoke on his experiences in the state, stressed that cooperation among the different security agencies would enable them deal productively with the current security challenges facing the country.
He said “If we must deal with security challenges in the country, security agencies should not claim credit alone for their operations. In whatever happens, acknowledge the role your colleagues (fellow security agents) played. This will encourage cooperation and better performance in security operations.”
He expressed gratitude to the security agencies for working tirelessly to preserve the stability of the country, adding that he was impressed with the patriotism and professionalism with which they carry out their duties.
He said: “That there is stability is not merely because it was wished into existence by anyone. No. We have stability in the society because from your daily efforts in getting your job done, the rest of us can go about our own businesses. I salute you for the fantastic job you are doing to preserve the stability of our great nation, Nigeria.”
Uduaghan, who identified the development challenges of the country as poverty, infrastructure, security, environmental degradation, unemployment and social cohesion, said that his administration has through the “Delta Beyond Oil” initiative, tackled these challenges successfully in the state.