Army seeks media support to curb insecurity, unrests - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Army seeks media support to curb insecurity, unrests

ABUJA - The Nigerian Army has urged the media to put national interest and security first.

This followed the tension generated by incessant killings and growing insecurity across the country.

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, made the appeal at an annual media workshop organised by the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI).

Declaring open this year’s workshop, with the theme: Supporting the Military: Panacea for Improved National Security, Buratai, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Godwin Umelo, said it was geared towards building capacity and enhancing collaboration between information managers of various security agencies, commanding officers, defence correspondents and online media practitioners.

“It is only through effective synergy between the military, other security agencies and the media that we can collectively succeed in our onerous task of building public confidence and encouraging citizens to support our operations.

“It is through this kind of forum that we can foster the understanding of each other’s roles and, therefore, contribute meaningfully towards the desired synergy, cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of our society towards achieving peace, security and stability in our country,” he said.

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