Anambra South: Ubah To Attract Institute For Security Studies

The senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah on Wednesday made a good case to the senate at plenary for further consideration of his bill; “A Bill for the Establishment of the National Institute for Security Studies in Orumba South Anambra State”.


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Ubah made this known in a statement issued to New Telegraph by his Head of Communication, Hon Kamen Chuks Ogbonna.

According to him, “The Bill, which was first introduced to the 9th Senate by Ifeanyi Ubah, on the 27th of November 2019, seeks to provide platforms for a broader outlook, intellectual depth, and the capacity to deal optimally with deep insight into the development and utilization of available resources towards managing complex security challenges facing the country.

While leading the debate for the bill to be considered for second reading, Senator Ubah explained that when passed, the Bill will fine-tune and hasten solutions to Nigeria’s enormous security challenges.

“The Institute, when established, will conceptualize, inform, and enhance the debate on human security in Nigeria in order to support policy formulation and decision-making at every level”. He said.

Offering more explanations on the nature and essence of the Institute, Ubah, in his debate, said that the Institute, when established, would offer holistic academic interrogation of security issues in a way and manner that offers practical and real solutions to challenges.

He said, “The Institute will work towards a stable and peaceful Nigeria characterized by sustainable development, respect for human rights, and the rule of law.” He also argued that the Institute will promote values that are consistent with Nigeria’s desire for holistic and sustainable development.

Further explanations provided by Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah indicate that the Institute upon establishment will run both full-time and part-time courses relating to security studies, intelligence, and other fields of study leading to the award of ordinary national diploma(OND), higher national diploma (HND), including certifications in specialized programmes. Sen. Ubah also remarked that the Institute would also serve as a research hub in security and related areas.

However, while seconding the bill, Senator Uche Ekwunife, the senator representing Anambra Central senatorial district, said that the precarious security situation in the country caused by the vacuum in intelligence gathering makes the bill a very crucial one.

According to Sen. Uche, security is local all over the world, and the country lacks an establishment that caters to the local security needs of the people apart from conventional security.

The Bill, which unanimously passed the second reading, was referred to the Committee on the establishment and other public matters for further legislative action and mandated to report back in two weeks.

Sourced from New Telegraph

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