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Akpabio Tasks Security Executives On Deployment Of Knowledge For Regional Security

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, has called on security executives to deploy the knowledge garnered from the Executive Intelligence Management Course 17 of the National Institute for Security Studies to enhance the security of the African region.

He gave the task when the faculty members and participants of the course visited him in his office in Abuja.

According to him “Be mindful of the need for intelligence. It is extremely important in any operation.

“Today, we are faced with insecurity across the globe, from Gaza to Ukraine, Iraq and some of our neighbouring countries which are suffering from disrupted democracies.

“There is also the issue of cross-border banditry and kidnapping, Boko Haram, insurgencies and all sorts of insecurities around the world.

“That is why you are here and it is expected that with the knowledge that you have gathered as participants in the course, when you go back to your duty posts, things will be different”, Akpabio said.

On his part, the Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies of the National Institute for Security Studies, D. E. Egbeji, appreciated the Senate President for always identifying with the institute since his days as the governor of Akwa Ibom State, and having a legacy project at the institute and have at several times similarly hosted past participants of the institute and even as a guest lecturer.

He said that the Senate was chosen for the study because it is the engine room of any democracy and at the end of the course, they would come up with a position paper to the president and commander-in-chief in relation to their research on how the countries can deploy artificial intelligence for security.

Truth Live News Media reports that participants for the course are drawn from 30 security related agencies in Nigeria and five African countries of Cote D’Ivoire, Chad, Ghana, The Gambia and Rwanda and would undertake a 10-month course on the theme, “Artificial intelligence, security and emerging economies in Africa: Challenges and prospects.”

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