Terrorism, according to President Bola Tinubu, is not particular to Nigeria.
To that end, Tinubu charged Nigeria’s security and intelligence agencies with emphasising the importance of information and intelligence sharing among themselves.
The President spoke after touring the new Office of the National Security Adviser and the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in Abuja.
While lauding the efforts made in counter-terrorism and the cutting-edge equipment at the two facilities, President Tinubu emphasised the importance of bolstering such efforts with knowledge.
He said his administration had recognised that in order to achieve economic revival, prosperity, and development, security should be of optimum priority.
President Tinubu said: “It is a great joy to see that we are getting proactive resources to prepare ourselves.
“Terrorism is not unique to Nigeria. It is across the world, and we have to fight it. We have to eliminate it completely. If we, as Nigerians, are looking for economic revival, prosperity, and development, then we have to give priority to security. What I have seen here is a demonstration of intelligence efforts to counter terrorism. This must be backed by knowledge.
“Counter-terrorism that is not backed by knowledge and intelligence is not going to be of any service to any nation. We are going to work on that together. The efforts of the entire armed forces of this country must be put together in a way that there will be one single focus on securing the country.
“You can’t have disharmony in an orchestra. We must focus on one thing: coordinate, share information, share intelligence, and work harder. You cannot hoard information. You cannot hoard intelligence. I am glad that Nigeria is on the path to succeed. We will, I assure you. We will make it a priority, and that is why I am here this morning.”