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PENGASSAN commends FG's decision on foreign assistance

25 June 2014, 08:32

Abuja - The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on Tuesday commended the Federal Government on its decision to accept foreign help in the fight against insurgency.

Babatunde Ogun, the President of PENGASSAN gave the commendation during the 4th triennial national delegates’ conference of the union in Abuja.

He appealed to everyone to support the government at all levels to overcome the insurgency problems.

“The expected end of Boko Haram insurgency would be a wakeup call on the government to reappraise her security apparatus and network.”

“Particular attention must be paid to our porous borders and activities of the immigration officers.”

“There is the need to strengthen security agencies through proper training and re-training and the provision of technological equipment,” Ogun said.

He said that the killing of innocent school children in their sleep and burning of their schools could not be condoned by any nation.

He pointed out that the security situation in the country today was so abject that the nation seemed to be in a perpetual state of war.

“Everywhere you turn, there are safety and security challenges.”

“As security forces battle with kidnapping in the East and the South-South states, the West is bedevilled with ritual killings.”

“The middle belt region is engulfed in the crisis between indigenous farmers and herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons.”

“But the biggest security challenge in Nigeria in the last couple of years is the attacks by Boko Haram sect.”

-    NAN

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