Insecurity: DSS Absolves Security Agencies of Blame, Asks Nigerians for Support

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Insecurity: DSS Absolves Security Agencies of Blame, Asks Nigerians for Support
Nwolu Obiajulu

The Department of State Services (DSS) has asked Nigerians to rally support in checkmating insecurity rather than blaming the security agencies.

The call was made by the Director-General of DSS, Yusuf Bichi, in Abuja during the Security and Emergency Awards (SEMA 2020), where the organisation was conferred with an award by a security tabloid, Emergency Digest.

Bichi who was represented by Peter Afunanya, service spokesperson said the support of the citizens was vital, especially in gathering intelligence. He stressed that was a need for Nigerians to recommit themselves to building a nation where the security of life and property is guaranteed.

“We call on Nigerians to support security agencies and the government. Security is no longer for government and security agencies; there is a need for collaborative efforts and partnerships. You continue to stay in your comfort zones and continue to blame security agencies for all, but the information that the security agencies need have you brought it? he queried.

He added, “All those bad people are part of our communities; they live in our neighbourhoods. If you know one, tell the security agencies about him. If you have not done all these, it’s time for us to have a rethink; it’s time for us to have a change of mind to rededicate ourselves to the ideals of building a country that is devoid of any insecurity.”

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami said the cybersecurity sector is estimated at $2.32bn and projected to become $3.6 to $4.2bn by 2023.

The minister, represented by Emeka Okoye, Direct Information and Communication Technology, therefore encouraged all stakeholders to make an input in developing the national digital economy for the country to maximise its security benefits.

This post was written by Nwolu Obiajulu.

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