The Civil Society Organizations in Defence For National Security have alleged plot by some Nigerians to distabilize the national security, because of their hatred for President Muhammadu Buhari.
It urged Nigerians not to abuse the freedom of expression to pull down the country.
The convener of the group, Comrade Joe Mesele, who made this call during a solidarity march at the unity fountain Friday in Abuja, urged Nigerians to be patriotic and desist from reckless comments for the sake of peace and development of Nigeria.
According to Mesele, the Muhammadu Buhari Administration is winning the war against insecurity and all is needed is for Nigerias to accord the security agencies due support.
He also said the Service Chiefs are not the problem of the security situation in the country and therefore should not be replaced.
“They just want to destabilise our national security and consequently destroy Nigeria because of their hatred for Buhari. To these group of people we want to remind them that Mr. President’s tenure is just three years but Nigeria remains till God calls. So will you because of three years pull down the nation on all of us? We have heard some Governors and individuals making reckless statements, some even treasonable. Yes we know and support freedom of expression which is paramount but will you in the name of freedom of expression destroy the nation that gave you an identity?”
He said those on trial are the double-dealing political, religious and ethnic jingoists who were hell bent in destroying the national security fabric to advance their selfish interests.
The convener called on government and the military high command to look into every issue that might brew discontent within the ranks to ensure that enemies of the state will not infiltrate our cherished institution.
“We also believe that our dear country Nigeria has remained a strong, progressive, one indivisible nation on account of the resilience, commitment, loyalty and sacrifice of our indefatigable security agencies who are working day and night to defend and protect us from those who are intent on putting a wedge to our peace and progress as a people.
“We the citizens of this nation will continue to hold dear and take pride in our ever gallant military. We also have dearly in our minds, the dedicated roles being played by our police force and other security and response agencies in the country who, against all odds, are working assiduously and courageously to keep us safe and protected from sundry security challenges.
“Sadly, more than Boko Haram, militants and Bandits, the heaviest price our gallant officers and men are made to bear of late is the sustained unconscionable vilification orchestrated by unpatriotic politicians and mischievous interest groups. To this set of Nigerians, not even matters of national security or the corporate existence of the country, can be spared their negative politics or religious bigotry.”
Honoree and celebrant,CGI Muhammad Babandede MFR (Rtd), His Excellency, Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria,Marcelino Cabanas Ansorena and Country Representative of Guild of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Equity,Justice and Transparency in Nigeria(GOCMEJ),Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele,during the Grand Red Carpet Reception and Special Conferment of Lifetime Achievement Award on the former CGI recently at Abuja.
Defence Intelligence Agency Conducts Defence Advisers /Attaches Annual Conference
The Defence Intelligence Agency(DIA) is conducting Defence Advisers/Attachés Annual Conference and Maiden Retreat for the 2021 with the theme” Advancing Counter Terrorism Efforts Through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach”. The event is scheduled to hold from 8-13 November 2021 at Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency and Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Asokoro Abuja respectively.
This is According to a press statement signed by Major Joseph Afolashade, Acting Assistant Director Defence Intelligence Agency and made available to the press.
Joseph said the event is one of the veritable platforms designed by the Agency to examine and re-appraise Nigeria’s Defence Advisers/Attachés and foreign defence relations. It will also assist in articulating new strategies in intelligence gathering.
“The event will no doubt be the first in the annals of the Agency since it’s establishment. This is owing to the fact that no platform was created for institutional reflections on its activities with a view to measuring the attainment of its core mandate.
It is against this background that Agency is holding this conference to effectively galvanize inputs in view of the myriads of security challenges facing the nation.
It will also provide an avenue for self-examination mechanism for optimal performance.
This is in line with the policy directive of the President, Commander- in -Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR on the need to look inward for workable solutions to the myriads of challenges facing the nation”.
“It is in pursuant of this objective, that the Agency is organising it’s maiden Retreat to provide a forum to appraise the activities of the various Defence Sections as well as brainstorm to proffer new strategies in attaining the core mandate of the Agency.
The Conference and Retreat are therefore considered as milestone events in the activities of the Agency that would engender interactions with past Directors of the Agency, former Chiefs of Defence Intelligence and senior intelligence practitioners in the Country”. he said
CCD Executive Director Bags Patriotic Leadership Award
The Executive Director of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities; Mr David Obinna Anyaele on the 5th of November , 2021 bagged the patriotic leadership award presented to him by the African Voice magazine in recognition of his contribution to humanity and his course to promote inclusion for over 31 million persons with disabilities in Nigeria.
The entourage was led by Mr. Ebenezer Ogunleye, CEO of African Voice Magazine. Others on the entourage are; Diana Omueza, Olawale Oladipupo and Gami Tadanyigbe.
The Award was presented by Mr. Ebenezer Ogunleye who praised the Executive Director for his passion, zeal and commitment to issues and plights that concerns humanity, particularly in his push to make sure that the disability bill was passed into law in 2019. He went further to allude, to the fact that the Executive Director is a worthy recipient and was selected and nominated by worthy Nigerians for the Award.
The Executive Director, talked about the historical journey of the creation of CCD in 2002, he maintained that he remains committed to disability issues, and that he receives the award, on behalf of CCD Board of trustees, staff and volunteers nationwide. He thanked the African Voice Magazine for finding it worthy to give an award to a genuine course.
In attendance also were CCD Staff; Mrs Peace Ezekiel, Ubong Daniel and Humphrey Ukeaja.
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