Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Mohammed Badaru has announced plans for the Ministry of Defence to collaborate with the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in addressing the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.
During a meeting with executives from the National Institute, led by Director General Prof. Ayo Omotayo at Ship House, Abuja, Mr. Badaru emphasized the importance of leveraging research conducted by NIPSS to combat security threats and promote peace and stability in the region.
A statement by Henshaw Ogubike, Director Press & Public Relations at the Ministry said the Minister assured the delegation that significant efforts are underway to improve the country’s security situation, highlighting the Institute’s potential to drive positive change for national development.
He also mentioned that the Ministry would share the report from a recent security summit held by the Northern Group with NIPSS for further analysis.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Kana, added that ongoing reforms within the Ministry and its agencies aim to foster cohesion and enable the prompt fulfillment of the Armed Forces’ constitutional duties. He also outlined plans to restructure the Ministry to facilitate civilian-military interaction, enhancing collaboration between the military and civilians.
In response, Prof. Omotayo expressed the Institute’s desire for support from the Ministry in addressing security and infrastructure challenges, as well as deploying Directing Staff to NIPSS.