The President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Monday tasked security and intelligence agencies in the country on the importance of sharing information and intelligence among themselves, saying hoarding such resources could be counterproductive in the fight against terrorism.
The President spoke after undertaking a tour of the new Office of National Security Adviser and facilities at the National Counter Terrorism Centre in Abuja.
According to Tinubu, “you can’t have disharmony in an orchestra. We must focus on one tunnel; coordinate, share the information, share the intelligence and work harder. You cannot hoard information”.
The full speech reads, “It is great joy to see that we are getting proactive resources to prepare ourselves. Terrorism is not unique to Nigeria alone, it’s across the world and we have to fight it, we have to eliminate it completely.
“We, as Nigerians are looking for economic revival, prosperity, and development, then we have to give priority to security.
“What I’ve seen here is a demonstration of intelligent effort to counter terrorism. It must be backed by knowledge. Counter terrorism that is. it backed by knowledge is not going to be of any service to any nation. We are going to work on that together.
“The effort of the entire armed forces of this country must be put together in a way that would form one single focus on securing the country. You can’t have a disharmony in an orchestra of this security plan. We must focus on one tunnel, coordinate, share the information, share the intelligence, coordinate and work harder. Then you cannot hoard that information, you cannot hoard the intelligence to succeed.
“I’m glad Nigeria is on the path to succeed, we will! I assure you, and we’ll make it a priority and that’s why I’m here this morning on my first visit.
“I commend your efforts, I’m with you, let me know what you need and what you want me to do. Thank you very much.”