Bayelsa Dep. Gov. Wants More Importance Attached To Internal Security …Urges NIPSS To Generate A Policy Document That Will Benefit The Nation


Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah has called on Nigerians to attach more importance to issues of internal security, as the nation was currently experiencing a lot of internal security challenges.

Rear Admiral John Jonah (rtd) said this in his office at Government House, Yenagoa, when he granted audience to members of the Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 of the National Institute For Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State, who are in the State for a local study tour.

The deputy governor noted that, Nigeria was currently facing a lot of security challenges, pointing out that, the topic for Study Tour, “Strengthening Internal Security Framework and Community Policing Model and Strategies “, was very apt and advised the participants to generate a policy document at the end of their programme at NIPSS that, would be beneficial to the nation.

He said, he was optimistic that the various security agencies in the country were on their toes, in tackling the security challenges, but also noted the complex situation of the assignment.

The deputy governor further noted that, the State government was in the process of gazetting various community heads, with a view to ensuring that, they identify criminals and brigands in their domains for possible prosecution by the security agencies.

Earlier, the Leader of the Team, Retired Group Captain Mohammed G. Gumi, said that, the group, which is Study Group Six of the Senior Executive Course 40, 2018, was in the State on a Study Tour that would last for one week, during which, they would interact and engage relevant stakeholders on issues of internal security in the State.

According to him, findings of the study group would be evidence and research-based, stressing that, the essence is to proffer appropriate solutions to the current internal security challenges in the country.

He also stated that, NIPSS was established in 1979 to serve as a think-tank for policy formulation, with participants always drawn from various institutions of the public service, including the armed forces and the para-military organizations.