The Federal Government has established the National Institute for Security Studies with a mandate to develop strategies and train middle and high level manpower to tackle terrorism and subversion.
The institute is expected to improve upon existing efforts targeted at advancing the world’s best practice in conflict prevention, mitigation and resolution.
This was revealed by the spokesperson of the Department of State Services, Mr Peter Afunnaya, at a briefing at the service headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
He said the NISS establishment Act 2019 had empowered the institute “to serve as a critical centre for research and dialogue where distinguished academics, policy initiators and implementers meet to cross-fertilise ideas on national and global security issues.”
Afunnaya said the institute will award postgraduate diploma and degree in the field of intelligence and security management as it would collaborate with universities or institutions which share its objectives.
Speaking at the event, the Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute, Mr Ayodele Saheed Adeleke said the institute was given the mandate to award certificates on completion of courses which shall authorize a participant, to use the designated title of ‘Fellow of Security Institute.’