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Brainstorm on how best to fight crime, Wike charges military


By Ben Adoga, Abuja

Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, has charged the senior officers to share their insights, opinions, and experiences during deliberation on how best to combat criminal activities in Abuja and the country.

The Minister gave the charge when he hosted 35 students of the Senior Course 46 of the Arm Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, who were on a study tour in Abuja.

Wike, who commended the military for sacrificing their lives to protect the territorial integrity of the country, encouraged them to actively engage in discussions during their time in Abuja by sharing their insights, opinions, and experiences, as “we deliberate on how best to combat criminal activities in Abuja and the entire nation at large.”

He also commended them for combating crime and terrorism within the borders of the country.

The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, said that their commitment to leadership skills and knowledge was crucial to addressing the complex challenges facing the nation.

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The Minister said the study tour was significant, stressing that it reflects a commitment to learning leadership and the pursuit of knowledge and values that are crucial in addressing the complex challenges that our nation faces.

He said the theme of the study tour: Role of Government in Society’s Approach in Combating particular Internal Security Challenges for Enhanced Professional Effectiveness, was relevant to the country’s peculiar need.
Earlier, the Team Lead, who doubles as Director of the Department of Land Warfare, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Brig-Gen Oluremi Obolo, said that the team was one of the 10 teams selected for this year’s environmental study tour.

Obolo said that other teams were deployed to different states across the country, including Niger, Nasarawa, Kano, Benue, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, Cross-River, and Ogun states.

“The essence of the Tour is to sharpen the intuition of the students to be able to study the nation’s geopolitical, social, and economic interactions.

“The essence is to see how the student can gain from such study tours and become better officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He explained that the college has been training mid-level cadet officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria, neighbouring countries, and beyond for over 47 years.

He added that the current students, essentially of the rank of Major, have been on the course since August and needed to syndicate what they have been studying with the situation on the ground.

The team lead extended an invitation to the Minister to attend a lecture as the guest lecturer on the theme: Leadership, governance, and development, scheduled for December 19.

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