The corporate existence of Nigeria is under threat due to the rising spate of insecurity across the country, so says the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin.
According to the CDS, in his address at the closing ceremony of the Joint Campaign Planning Course at the Defence Intelligence College, Abuja, the current security problems in Nigeria are threatening its existence.
The CDS who was represented at the event by the Director of Training, Defence Headquarters, Air Commodore Paul Ohemu, however, added that the challenge is a collective effort and success hinges on sound planning and synergy.
He said; “The challenges we face today threaten the corporate existence of our dear nation.
“Fighting these challenges is a collective effort and success hinges on sound planning and synergy.
“It is premised on this, that I am particularly delighted that the course, was organized and designed to address key gaps in joint operations undertaken by our Armed Forces”.
Reacting to the training opportunity, Olonisakin noted that “The objectives of the course, which among others included equipping the participants with the skills required for the integration of concepts in the planning stages of the campaigns, were attained.
“It is not surprising to learn that the instructional periods provoked very fulfilling interaction among you participants on the best approaches to joint campaign planning.
“I have no doubts that you have used this opportunity to establish friendships that would engender future interactions.
“It is therefore expected that as you return to your various services headquarters, units and establishment, you would bring to bear the knowledge you have gained on the course,” he added.