Information sharing crucial to national security –Okowa

Information sharing crucial to national security –Okowa
Okowa at parade

The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has asserted that sharing of information among security agencies is very vital to addressing security challenges in the country.

The governor made the assertion on Thursday during the inauguration of the 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Asaba, Delta State.

He observed that the country would be more secured when proactive measures were taken with the aid of timely sharing of information by security agencies.

His words:  “I congratulate the Nigerian Army for setting up the 63 Brigade; Delta State is a peaceful state, but, we welcome actions that will consolidate on the existing peace.

“Sharing of information among security agencies will have a lot of impact on checking security challenges in the country; security agencies have done a lot for us to have peace and secure oil facilities in our state, but, I must appreciate the roles played by our traditional rulers and stakeholders who also, assisted us in achieving peace.”

He stated further:  “With the coming of the 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, we will have more men to secure our state, we will continue to assist in whatever ways we can for you to carry out your functions.”

The Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, represented by the General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham, said the establishment of the 63 Brigade was necessary for the continual protection of the nation’s interest.

He stated that Operation Python Dance III would take place in the state.

He commended the Delta State Government for providing temporary takeoff for the Brigade.