The State Security Service (SSS) has offered to train staff of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on? intelligence gathering.?

Director-General of SSS, Mr. Ekpenyong Ita made this known in Abuja when he received the NOA director-general, Mr. Mike Omeri on a working visit.

The SSS DG announced the willingness of his organisation to build the capacity of NOA in this regard. He appealed to all Nigerians to avail the SSS of intelligence reports to facilitate pro-active strategies as against reactionary security measures.

Ita commended the NOA for its role in creating security awareness across the nation and for providing security reports to the SSS, saying that reports from NOA to the Service must have intelligence value to enable the service take the requisite security measures.?

He harped on the need for infrastructural development, the lack of which, he said, provided conducive environment for the recruitment of terrorists.? He warned that the country must not allow criminal elements make life difficult for its people.? This, he said, could be achieved by constructive engagement of the people in security matters.

While commending the SSS for its resilience and the patriotism of its men in combating insecurity in the country, the NOA DG disclosed the willingness of his agency to work with the SSS towards ensuring that Nigeria is one of the safest places to live on the planet.