The Guardian (Nigeria)
Reform of legal regulatory frameworks crucial to improved security, says NILDS
HE National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies ( NILDS), at the weekend, said poor understanding and management of overlapping mandates hinder adequate response to insecurity in the country.
Director- General of NILDS, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, disclosed this in his opening remarks at the retreat for the leadership and security committees of the House of Representatives in Lagos.
Sulaiman said findings by the NILDS, which would be presented at the retreat, showed that despite the perennial and often cited problems of security agencies such as insufficient funding, lack of military hardware and absence of robust intelligence gathering, the lack of synergy among security agencies was a major setback.
He explained that the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast, banditry and kidnappings in the
Northwest, farmer- herder clashes and crime in the North Central and re- emergence of secessionist groups in the South have challenged the fabric of Nigeria and the security architecture, making it imperative for collaborative structures to address them.