Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has blamed Nigeria’s security challenge on political interference by the Federal Government.
Wike said this on Monday when he received participants of Senior Executive Study Group Three from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
“What we have seen in most cases is that security lapses are a result of political interference,” he said.
He claimed that insecurity is fallout of the political interference of the Federal Government in the operation of security agencies.
The governor added that Rivers State is working hard to handle security challenges adding that Rivers State residents are peace makers.
Commenting on the Neighbourhood Safety Corps, Governor Wike said that the agency was established to complement the work of Federal Security Agencies.
He added that the organisation was fashioned in line with an existing model in Lagos State under the leadership of respected retired military, police and paramilitary senior officers.
In response, leader of the Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 Study Group Three from the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Rear Admiral Ahamefule Eluwa said that the group is working on how to proffer solutions for the security challenges facing the country.
He said the theme of this year’s course as approved by the President is: “Strengthening internal security framework and community policing in Nigeria: Models, Policy Options and Strategies.”