The Council on African Security and Development, University of Wisconsin Research Park, USA and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will from May 25 to 26, in Abuja, hold a summit on national security with the theme: “Confronting and Containing Threats From Terrorism and Sectarian Insurgency.” The two-day summit will bring together globally-acclaimed resource persons as principal speakers.
The summit is designed, among others, to serve as a forum for substantive and impactful exchange of information and how the private sector can assist government in intelligence gathering and deterrence.
Professor John Ifediora, director and editor-in-chief of the Council on African Security and Development (CASADE), co-organiser of the summit explained that: “The summit will foster discussion on how to change the educational outlook and how to incorporate younger students into apprenticeship programmes that facilitate the acquisition of marketable skills.
“Focus will also be on the need to develop cyber-security as a multi-disciplinary body of knowledge with academic curriculum,” he added.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary-General of the NATO, who also served as Prime Minister of Denmark, and President of the European Union; Professor Ibrahim Gambari, former Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister; Dr James Stavridis, a retired four-star Admiral of the United States Navy, who served as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO; and Dr John Campbell, former US Ambassador to Nigeria will headline the summit.
Notable experts from the allied fields of national security and development who will provide depth to the summit as panelists and discussants are; General T.Y. Danjuma (retd), former Nigeria’s Defence Minister; Lt. Gen. Greame Lamb (retd).