By Press Unit
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya CFR has urged the military and other relevant security agencies to aggressively synergize, in efforts towards nipping in the bud contemporary threats to national security.
He made this known during the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI) 2022 Media Workshop holding at the 81 Division Officers’ Mess, Outer Marina Lagos.
The COAS who was represented by the Chief of Staff Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport, Brigadier General Lateef Jimoh stated that this year’s edition of the yearly workshop is focused of confronting information disorder and misinformation through holistic mobilization of all society resources against every threat to national security.
According to him, Nigeria is contending with numerous security challenges such as insurgency, banditry, violent separatist agitations, kidnap for ransom among others.
He reiterated that the ability to surmount these security challenges depends solely on effective management of information orchestrated by mutual support among various security agencies and other stakeholders in information management.
Earlier, in his speech the Commandant NASPRI, Brigadier General Omale Ochagwuba stated that the main objective of the workshop is to create an enabling environment for interactions and cross fertilization of ideas by experts on contemporary information management and security in order to proffer solutions to the menace of information disorder and misinformation including malicious narratives that constitute threats to national security.
General Ochagwuba used the medium to appreciate the COAS for approving funds for finishing of construction work at the school’s permanent site in Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment, Giri Abuja.
The opening ceremony of the workshop which has the theme “Harnessing Whole of Society Approach to Curb the Menace of Information Disorder: National Security in Perspective” was graced by Commander 55 Signal Brigade, Brigadier General EO Oshunsan who represented the General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army, Representives of various Corps Commanders, senior officers both serving and retired and heads of security agencies.
The workshop is expected to last from 12 – 16 December 2022.
@views exclusive rights: Press Unit, Nigerian Army, December 14, 2022.