The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) have rallied security agencies to adopt non-kinetic responses to the security challenges that have plagued the country for more than a decade.
NOA Director General, Dr. Garba Abari during a conversation with stakeholders on the recommendations of the National Summit on Non-Kinetic Response to Insecurity, said NOA, DIA launched a 2-day summit on Non-Kinetic Approaches to Insecurity and Inter-agency Collaboration in December 2021 to discuss the non-kinetic approach to managing insecurity in Nigeria through collaborative synergies.
Abari said the summit identified key issues; produced policy priorities, policy issues, recommendations, and multi-stakeholder approaches for communities, non-state military actors, religious and community leaders, NGOs, and federal and state governments.
“Today, we are here to explore areas of synergy, aimed at deploying effective non-kinetic strategies against insecurity in Nigeria. That is why we are gathered here today.
“The goal is to engage in a conversation that will generate insights that will add value to the recommendations produced at the National Summit and, together with you, our stakeholders, to devise strategies for implementing the recommendation and issues policies in a synergy of collaboration and partnership”, he noted.
The head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major General Samuel Adebayo, said in his remarks that non-kinetic responses to insecurity play a vital role in other lines of security operations. in conflict resolution, ensuring safe and credible elections, improving human security capacities. and social resilience across the country.
Major General Adebayo, represented by Mrs. YM Olobayo, said the National Guidance Agency is one of the key partners of the DIA in projecting government programs and policies and channeling non-kinetic responses to national security objectives.
“It is therefore imperative that as partners in progress, we collectively foster capable and responsive mechanisms that support and enhance national security. As the 2023 general elections approach, the NOA, DIA, all government agencies, stakeholders and Nigerians have key roles in reducing the dynamics of election-related conflict while promoting peaceful conduct,” he added.
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