Leadership (Abuja)

16 February 2013

Nigeria: Naval Chief Seeks Synergy On Security Challenges

Against the backdrop of the insecurity facing the country, the commander of Nigeria Navy ship NNS Lugard Kogi State Commodore Timothy Dakwat has called for synergy and collaboration among the security agencies.

He noted that the job of security is the responsibility of all the security agencies, saying that inter agency envy will affects the speedy crushing of the insurgents and other criminals.

The commander stated this yesterday in Lokoja when he paid familiarization visit to some of the security agencies and the federal establishments in the state.

The naval boss who recently resumed duty as the commander of the command noted that the familiarisation visits was to seek working relations with the sister security agencies in the delivery of their core mandate in the right against criminals.

While seeking for private participation in the development of the maritime sector he stressed that most of the early explorers were funded by the private sector.

According to him " without the supports of the church and other private organisations in Europe and America people like Columbus and Mungo Park will not have been able to achieve their feats " he hinted.

He said the maritime commerce and transport if well funded will generate huge revenue and create employment for the teeming youths adding that it will boost the transformation agenda of the government.

The commander called on the indigenes of Kogi State and other investors to exploits huge potential of inland water ways said it will reduce incidence of mass poverty and create wealth.

Dakwat who stated that Lokoja which was the second Naval base in the country during the colonial era had reclaimed its history by the establishment of the command in the state, promised to fight criminals on the inland waterways.

Meanwhile, the visit took him and his team to the traditional ruler of Banda the host community, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps and the State Security Services.

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