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Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by NwaNimo1(m): 5:39pm On Nov 08, 2021
The various security threats in Nigeria have adversely affected food security, triggering high costs of food, Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, said.

This, he said, poses new dimension of threats to the country.

Magashi spoke at the opening of a retreat for Defence Advisers/Attaches Conference, organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) on Monday in Abuja.

The conference/retreat was themed, ‘’Advancing Counterterrorism Efforts through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach.”

He said the attacks by Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North East as well as banditry and herder/militia in the North West and Central had continued to pose serious security threats to Nigeria.

According to him, the littoral states in the South-South region are plagued with illegal oil bunkering, piracy and militancy while the South-East is challenged with secessionist activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

He added that the South-West region is equally plagued by occasional tension between herders and farmers and secessionist agitation.

“The threats currently facing Nigeria and understanding their socio-geographic context is pivotal for adapting appropriate and lasting counter-measures.

“Regrettably, the prevalence of these threats has continued to endanger not only national security and economic growth, but also food security.

“In particular, food security has been adversely affected with the attendant rise in the prices of food stuff across the country which portends a new dimension of threat.

“This makes it imperative for the various security agencies in the country to continue to collaborate to tackle these menaces in order to create an enabling atmosphere for economic activities to thrive and to attract Foreign Direct Investment.

“It also means that the security agencies must explore all avenues within their respective systems to come up with innovative ways of identifying and confronting the challenges facing us as a nation,” he said.

Magashi said that the Defence Advisers/Attachés system had crucial roles to play by forging understanding and cooperation with the security and defence architectures in their respective countries of accreditation.

He said the conference would provide participants the opportunity to appraise the shared vision of stemming the tide of insecurity through the integrated efforts of all government entities, the objectives of the government approach.

The minister said the recent achievement of the military and security agencies who took the fight from all angles to the door steps of the adversaries leading to the surrender of over 14,000 terrorists, is reassuring.

The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, said the defence Attachés/Advisers were considered as critical stakeholders in surmounting the myriad of security challenges facing Nigeria.

Monguno, represented by his Principal General Staff Officer, Maj.-Gen. Abubakar Ndalolo, said that Nigeria had been adopting both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches in dealing with security challenges, adding that both approaches had been yielding results.

He said that the government also laid emphasis on the integrated approach, which recognised the roles of ministries, departments and agencies as well as the entire society in “tackling our security challenges.”

According to him, this involves participation of critical stakeholders from different sectors of the society, such as religious actors, youths, teachers, women, civil society, media, law enforcement as well as the security and intelligence agencies.

The Chief of Defence Intelligence (CDI), Maj.-Gen. Samuel Adebayo, said the conference is an annual event which affords DIA a medium to assiduously review the activities of all its defence sections.

Adebayo said the conference was also an avenue to identify new lessons and challenges, discuss modalities for overcoming such challenges as well as restrategise for the future.

According to him, this conference comes at a time when the nation is facing unusual daunting security challenges characterised by a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.

“That is why the theme for this year’s Conference, “Advancing Counterterrorism Efforts through Enhanced Inter Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach”, was carefully chosen.

“This theme will undoubtedly guide our deliberations and contributions to the current efforts of the Federal Government towards attaining an approach in our counter terrorism strategy and create an atmosphere for sustainable national security and development.

“It is therefore in this regard that I urge the participants in this conference to address the issues squarely and deliberate with open minds to ensure that the objectives of the conference are achieved,” he said.

The CDI noted that the Nigerian armed forces had made tremendous progress in confronting the nation’s security challenges as evident from the massive surrendering of terrorists in the North East and intensified operations against bandits in the North West and North Central regions.

He said the fluid nature of the threats posed by the enemies had reinforced the need for collaborative efforts, be it government to government, within the security Services and even through foreign diplomats and Defence Attachés System (DAS).

According to him, the need for a continuous reappraisal of our strategies, operational tactics and methods of intelligence gathering and sharing in order to efficiently deal with our security challenges, is therefore paramount.

He said the forum would provide the opportunity to tap from the vast experiences of the participants.

The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, at the event urged attachés to use their position to support the fight against drug abuse and trafficking in Nigeria.

Marwa said there is a strong connection between drug and insecurity, saying that taking drugs out of the hands of peddlers would reduce the effects on security.

He said the recent seizure made by the agency revealed that large quantities of drugs used by criminals are finding their ways into the country.

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Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by realstars: 5:47pm On Nov 08, 2021
Under Buiaris Leadership.

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Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Sergio101(m): 5:48pm On Nov 08, 2021
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Sai to everything saiyable.

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Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by vedaxcool(m): 5:49pm On Nov 08, 2021
Indeed, many farmers who have kids doing well, have stopped farming to avoid being kidnapped. Sadly many states are not coordinating their internal security measures properly. They have placed ethnic bigotry as their primary security response.
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Hungerbadoo: 5:58pm On Nov 08, 2021
How food price no go increase when peoples lives are been wasted and innocent blood crying for justice. No be today hunger don turn landlord for 9ja. This change wey una clamour for really choke. There is God oo.
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by DankemzI(m): 6:00pm On Nov 08, 2021
Buhari the same yesterday '84
Buhari the same today '21
Buhari the same till death '23
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by HellAnus: 6:35pm On Nov 08, 2021
vedaxcool:
[s]Indeed, many farmers who have kids doing well, have stopped farming to avoid being kidnapped. Sadly many states are not coordinating their internal security measures properly. They have placed ethnic bigotry as their primary security response[/s].

Sai baba
Sai zombie

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Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by dasparrow: 6:44pm On Nov 08, 2021
Nigeria is not working, can't you see? The reason Nigeria is plagued with all this problems springing up from around the country is because there is no unity, cohesiveness, a sense of purpose and direction. This is why I said, call a referendum so everyone can go their separate way. That way, the various ethnic groups that call Nigeria home right now can decide on the way forward for their respective ethnic groups.

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Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by ivandragon: 7:22pm On Nov 08, 2021
The government's posture of 'thier way or the high way' is what an exacerbated the problem.

They simply refuse to see reason but choose to attack anyone who proffers advice or warns about impending problems.

This administration should learn to positively & constructively engage those with contrary views rather than making mockery of those in opposition as if they themselves have never been on the loosing side.
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Maxymilliano(m): 8:40pm On Nov 08, 2021
Very very sad and unfortunate!! Nigeria, a country among the most educated and intelligent people in the world rullled by POS receipt holders.

No Vision, no innovative ideas, no sense, no deep thinking. Nothing!
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Leverage2021: 8:55pm On Nov 08, 2021
grin

Aboki wetin dey cause rise in food cost?

Na because farmers can't go to farm

Why can't farmers go to farm?

Na because of Fulani terrorists and bandits

Why is there Fulani terrorists and bandits?

Na because you talking don't know your work

Aboki shine my shoe
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by blackmantis: 10:39pm On Nov 08, 2021
But the President said that high cost of food was due to the activities of middle men.
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Vickym1(f): 11:15pm On Nov 08, 2021
This is the promise of 1$ to naira and 10000000000 job creation every year abi month.

Is it possible to fast forward to 2023

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Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Racoon(m): 11:22pm On Nov 08, 2021
Something the dullard jihadist blamed middlemen in 1984 and now? Thought the govt minister of agriculture said #30k can comfortable buy one a plate of foods?

A whole so called defense minister is attributing high costs of foodstuffs to the generalised nationwide insecurity the government he is subserving has allowed to fester uncontrollably.
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by FarahAideed: 11:24pm On Nov 08, 2021
Tell that to your failed President
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by Greenback: 11:30pm On Nov 08, 2021
It's so horrible,it's really a disaster and calls for emergency.
I got myself a blender today for almost 25k..this is same category of blender I bought last year for 14k!!!!!!!
Only God knows the mission of this buhari regime!

My people,sweet potato tubers are still bit affordable,it's a good alternative o, especially to yam that yaff turn to gold!
Just fry or boil it and make stew and fish/egg,shikena,food don ready. God bless
Re: Rising Food Prices Pose New Threat To Nigeria - Defence Minister Magashi by johnmartus(m): 11:39pm On Nov 08, 2021
Is now you know mr defence minister. There's no need to tell a deaf person that it raining when the problem started the one that not buy will pay for it. 10bag of semolina is 6500 here.

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