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By Adesina Wahab

As the nation confronts the challenge of insecurity, the Commandant, Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Ojo, Lagos, Maj-Gen. Martin Enendu, has said the success of any security or military operations depends on the efficiency of the logistics support system put in place. 

Enendu stated this yesterday while delivering the second distinguished lecture series organised by the School of Transport and Logistics, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos.

Speaking on the theme, “Logistics Support for National Security Operations: Role of the Private and Public Sectors In Perspective,” he said that success in security operations was only possible when the unique and complimentary capabilities were brought to bear at the right time and place.

He added that the synergy required among the various units and participants in such military operations must not be taken for granted too.

He also called for the setting up of a logistics outfit at the national level to enhance service delivery.

”This requires a coherent and reliable integration of all national resources by the right category of personnel to support the men executing such operations. In order to increase the speed of deployment and enhance service delivery by security forces during emergency situations,Nigeria can set up a logistics outfits at the national level.

”They can give it a mandate to coordinate all transportation assets and infrastructure and make it available to security forces in national interest. The Pakistan NLC model is instructive in this regard and can be copied by Nigeria,” he said.

Enendu also opined that inefficient and ineffective transportation could be a drawback to the success of any security operations.

“Transportation will  help to speed up mobilisation of security personnel and their equipment especially in times of emergency.

Transportation infrastructure is also linked to accessibility, particularly for military operations,” he stressed.

He called for an improvement in the awareness of the expected civic responsibilities by citizens and relevant organisations towards prosecuting national security operations.

The Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi

Olatunji-Bello, said it was in recognition of the importance of logistics that the management of the university changed the name of the school to the School of Transport and Logistics.

“We cannot overemphasise the importance of logistics not only to military or security operations but to other sectors too. With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, one can see the importance logistics in the movement of goods across the globe,” she said.

The Dean School of Transport and Logistics, Prof. Charles Asenime, noted that all relevant agencies should work in synergy to proffer solutions to logistics challenges in the country.

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