Presidential Defense and Security Think Tank Hosts 2-Day National Summit
By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The presidential defense and security think tank has announced it will host a two-day national summit on December 6-7 in the convention hall of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel.
The theme of the Summit is: “Protecting Nigeria’s Critical Infrastructure, Monuments and Business Assets”.
The chairman of the presidential defense and security think tank, who is also chairman of the national summit planning committee, Major General Abdulmalik Jibril (rtd) revealed at a press conference Thursday in Abuja.
To emphasize the importance of the committee, the Major General said that it is not every day that a committee is set up by the President to deal with national securities issues that affect general defense and the nation as a whole.
He informed that the Think-Tank may not be well known to everyone, but has been around for over 3 years now, pointing out that they did their job not in public but this time around. , something very important has happened. He recalled that some time ago the President addressed the nation and drew the attention of Nigerians to the need to individually and collectively protect critical national assets.
Therefore, the Think-Tank, having judged the need to convey the President’s intention to the public wise, decided to organize a seminar to shed light on the need and importance of protecting national property, a- he declared.
According to him, the essence of the conference is that the press helps to propagate the importance of this next national summit.
The secretary of the think tank, Major General A. Umaru, who read the address on behalf of the president, said the summit consisted of:
A response to the president’s call to what he called the fall of the country to arms and to start thinking about what to do with these things as it is not the protection of material goods and not just a responsibility of the government, but also that of the business owners, the landowners, the operators of the Company in general are also part of the assets and if you remember, the national security strategy 2019 which is signed, the efforts of these were that it is a whole-of-society approach to security and defense is not that of government alone, it means everyone leaving and residing in Nigeria, whether foreign or local .
“So everything is expected to be a part of it, which is why we are holding this summit and it can reduce the vulnerability of the nation’s critical national assets and threats and dangers on the one hand and also on the one hand. on the other hand, improve the resilience of these critical national infrastructures by strengthening their capacity to resist and recover from disturbances.
“It will involve a number of steps that some of you may not be familiar with. The measures are usually with the physical protection to prevent damage or destruction, establishing a level of reliability and even an infrastructure of business owners everywhere, inserting a level of reliability into it so that they can continue to operate even after the attack, partly ensuring that there are backup systems, he added.
“The nature of the topics and the quality of the resource person invited for the presentation reflect the seriousness of this summit. One of the academics will talk about institutionalizing early warning systems and responding. Another is a major general who currently occupies the post of deputy commander of the College of National Defense and his subject is: “System the framework of management and monitoring of intelligence information against threats against critical infrastructure and the third person is a university professor and of course he is a member of this think tank and he is the head of the Center for Defense Studies and Documentation at the Nigerian Defense Academy. He’s going to talk about the domestication of frameworks and protocols – what is the codification of stratification of critical national infrastructure.
The National Summit is organized by the Presidential Defense and Security Think Tank in collaboration with the Center for Social Science Research.
Soundiata Post recalls that the summit objectives include, but are not limited to; put in place deliberate processes that will lead to a strong coordination and response system. Allow stratification and codification of our assets – this way we can design an appropriate response mechanism and consumption system. Finally, to design a national enterprise infrastructure in such a way that if something happens anywhere there will be a quick response not only there but all around the place to stifle the exit points .