The Guardian (Nigeria)
Aregbesola, Bichi task security agencies on strategic communication
DIRECTOR General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, has underscored the importance of strategic communication by security and top government officials, saying the development helps to douse tension in the polity.
This position was shared by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who argued that a good leader must possess the capacity to mobilise responsible followership.
The duo spoke, yesterday, at a crisis management seminar themed, ‘ Strategic Communication in Governance, Security and Crisis Management for Sustainable Development’, held at the National Institute for Security Studies ( NISS), Abuja.
The seminar was organised for participants of the
Executive Intelligence Management Course ( EIMC 14), as part of requirements for the award of Fellow, Security Institute ( fsi).
Addressing the 66 participants drawn from Nigeria, Liberia, the Gambia and Ghana, Bichi said: “The positions you are occupying in the civil service and your respective agencies before you came to this place are strategic. So, your position in institutional communication is key. You are senior civil servants but you are not the ultimate. You are not at the pinnacle of it all. What you present to the top is supposed to be a product that was generated from the bottom. So, you are expected to sieve it, bring in your wealth of experience and part of which is the training you are receiving in strategic communication.”