Ooni of Ife Advocates Security Collaboration Amid Rising Insecurity in Nigeria
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has issued a clarion call for enhanced collaboration among security agencies to address the escalating insecurity across Nigeria. Speaking during a meeting with Dr. Akintayo Adaralewa, the newly appointed Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), at his palace in Ile-Ife, Oba Ogunwusi stressed the critical importance of synergy among security operatives in combating the country’s security challenges.
Highlighting the imperative of collective action, Oba Ogunwusi emphasized that stronger collaboration among security agencies was vital for effectively tackling insecurity. He underscored that no single security agency could single-handedly resolve the multifaceted security issues plaguing the nation, emphasizing the need for a united front in addressing these challenges.
Acknowledging the relatively peaceful environment in Osun State, the traditional ruler pledged unwavering support to security agencies in maintaining and enhancing the state’s security. He commended the dedication and diligence of NSCDC personnel stationed at the palace, lauding their exemplary representation of the corps.
In response, Dr. Adaralewa expressed gratitude for the warm reception and sought the Ooni’s guidance, blessings, and support in his new role. He emphasized his commitment to addressing pertinent security issues, particularly the longstanding conflicts between farmers and herders. Dr. Adaralewa assured Oba Ogunwusi that his administration would prioritize efforts to mitigate farmers-herders clashes and restore peace to affected communities.
Furthermore, Dr. Adaralewa emphasized the significance of credible intelligence in bolstering security operations, urging the public to provide vital information to security agencies. He reiterated that intelligence gathering was paramount for the success of security operatives and pledged to foster stronger partnerships with local communities to enhance security across the state.
As Nigeria grapples with increasing security concerns, the Ooni of Ife’s advocacy for enhanced security collaboration underscores the urgent need for concerted efforts and collective action to safeguard lives and property across the nation.