The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is holding Defence Advisers/Attachés Annual Conference and Maiden Retreat for the year 2021.
The aim of the conference, with the theme ‘Advancing Counter Terrorism Efforts Through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach,’ was to boost fight against terrorism and banditry in the country.
In a press statement made available and e-signed by Brig.-Gen. O. B. Davies stated that, “The Defence Advisers/Attachés (DA’s) Annual Conference 2021 is one of the Defence Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) veritable platforms designed to examine and re-appraise Nigeria’s DAs and foreign defence relations.
“This platform also engenders the opportunity to articulate new strategies in intelligence gathering.
“Hence, the theme for the Conference for the Year 2021, ‘Advancing Counterterrorism Efforts Through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach’.
Gen. Davies’ statement said that it was observed that since inception of the Agency, no platform was created for institutional reflections on its activities with a view to measuring the attainment of its core mandate. Considering the myriad of security challenges Nigeria is facing, the need to put together self-examination mechanism to ensure optimal performance evaluation became necessary.
“This is in line with the vision of the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.
“On the need to look inward towards finding solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the Country”.
In view of this, the DIA is organising its maiden retreat to provide a forum to appraise the activities of the various Defence Sections as well as brainstorm to proffer new.
“The Conference and Retreat are, therefore, considered as milestone events in the activities of the Agency that would enable interactions with past Directors of the Agency, former Chiefs of Defence Intelligence and senior intelligence practitioners in the country.
“The outcome of these two events would form part of the implementable Strategies to overcome the various security challenges militating against the country.”