By: Emmanuel Tortiv
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has tasked the military to deliberate and brainstorm on how best to combat criminal activities across the country.
The Minister gave this task while receiving the students of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji that were in Federal Capital Territory as part of their study tour at the FCDA Conference Room, Central Business District, Abuja.
The Minister encouraged them to actively engage in discussions during their time in Abuja by sharing their insights, opinions and experiences; adding, as “we deliberate on how best to combat criminal activities in Abuja and the entire nation at large.”
The Minister, who was represented at the occasion by the Permanent Secretary, FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola, expressed gratitude to men and women of the Armed Forces who timeously dedicate their lives in protecting the Territorial Integrity of Nigeria, while combating crime and criminalities.
The Minister the study tour as significant; emphasizing 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.”
Wike described the theme of the study tour which is “Role of Government in Society’s Approach in Combating particular Internal Security Challenges for Enhanced Professional Effectiveness” as apt.
Earlier in his introductory remarks Team Lead who doubles as Director, Department of Land Warfare, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Brigadier-General Oluremi Olawale Obolo, appreciated the warm reception accorded the team.
He said that “the essence of the Tour is to sharpen the intuition of the students of the College to be able to study the nation’s geopolitical, social and economic interactions and see how they can gain from such study tours to be better Officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”
Obolo revealed that his Team is one of the ten teams selected for this year’s environmental study tour to different states across the Federation.
He added that his colleagues were also spread in Niger, Nassarawa, Kano, Benue, Enugu, Akwa-Ibom, Cross-River and Ogun States.