Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on the military to strategise and think towards a multi-dimensional approach to resolving Nigeria’s security problems.
The governor spoke at the ‘2021 Operations Planning Cadre of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, explaining that the current security challenges being faced by the country have brought to fore the existing gaps in approaches and responses to the problems.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu called for a whole systemic approach towards solving the security problems bedeviling Nigeria, pointing out that no single security agency possesses all the skills and ability to protect Nigeria.
The governor said there is a need to update and upgrade Nigeria’s security architecture to enhance and keep to the evolving demands and threats that Nigeria faces today.
He urged the security agencies to work together for the common goal, adding that no single security agency possess all the required skills and ability to sustainably secure the country.
Earlier the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Maj-Gen. Lawrence Fejokwu, said if the vision of the Army Chief is to be achieved the force must stand on the cardinal pillars of Professionalism, Readiness, Sound Administration and Cooperation.
He added that there is a need to groom Nigerian Army officers with the necessary skills in the planning and execution of operations in the light of current security challenges in the Division’s ‘area of responsibilities’, and Nigeria at large.
The GOC said that the Operations Planning Cadre is aimed at improving the professional efficiency and harmonious relationship between the Nigerian Army and other stakeholders in promoting synergy in addressing all forms of internal security challenges that may arise in Lagos State and environs.