Friday, April 6, 2012
SSS to train NOA on intelligence gathering
The Directorate of State Security Service (SSS) has offered to train staff of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in intelligence gathering.
The Director-General of SSS, Mr. Ekpenyong Ita, made this known when he received the NOA Director-General, Mr. Mike Omeri on a working visit to the SSS.
It said reports from NOA to the Service must have intelligence value to enable the service take the requisite security measures.
Consequently, he announced the willingness of the SSS to build the capacity of NOA in this regard and appealed to Nigerians to avail the SSS of intelligence reports to facilitate pro-active strategies as against reactionary security measures.
According to a statement issued on Friday by NOA spokesman, Fidel Agu, the SSS boss commended the NOA for its role in creating security awareness across the nation and for providing security reports to the SSS.
He harped on the need for infrastructural development, the lack of which, he said, provides conducive environment for the recruitment of terrorists.
Ita warned that the country must not allow criminal elements make life difficult for its people.
This, he said, can be achieved by constructive engagement of the people in security matters.
While commending the SSS for its resilience and the patriotism of its men in combating insecurity in the country, the NOA Director-General disclosed the willingness of his agency for closer team work with the SSS towards ensuring that Nigeria is one of the safest places to live on the planet.
Omeri said that jingles and posters alone were insufficient to raise the consciousness of Nigerians to the required level on security matters.