DELTA State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has called for synergy between states and security agencies in tackling security challenges in the country.
Uduaghan made the call on Monday when participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 6 of the Institute For Security Studies, Abuja, visited him in Asaba while on a study tour of the state.
“The states are in a better position to understand the security challenges in their areas and the inner workings of security at the states and national levels. When the states are deeply involved in whatever security programmes being carried out, the nation and the states will be properly secured and safe,” he said.
Uduaghan urged the Institute to develop programmes for states’ officials handling security issues and challenges at the state level as this would enable them to compare notes on the methods of tackling such challenges and get more insights into the handling of security issues.
Leader of the team and Deputy Director of Studies of the Institute, Mr. Adebayo Babalola, said participants of the course were made up of representatives of various security agencies in the country. He added that they were brought together to promote understanding and act as change agents to move the nation’s security forward.