National Institute Alumni to Partner FG, States, Others on Economic Development, Peace, Unity

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*Dickson lauded for confidence reposed in products of AANI

The Alumni Association of National Institute, AANI on Tuesday expressed its readiness to partner with the Federal Government to work towards promoting peace, stability and economic development in the country.

In a communique issued at the end of the association’s

national executive committee meeting held in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, it noted that, the country is at a defining moment in its history, assuring that, the association is prepared to provide cogent policy inputs and strategies to curb insecurity, drug addiction, herdsmen /farmer disputes amongst others.

Alumni association of the National Institute equally pledged its commitment to work with other relevant agencies and stakeholders to find last solutions to key issues that are affecting national growth, peace and unity.

AANI further stated that, it will engage all arms of government as well as the private sector in its fight against the various challenges to bring about a meaningful resolution in the country.

The communique read in part; “Well, the major issue has been raid in the community and we are talking about partnering with the federal government in areas of challenges, safety and security we are talking about good security. We are talking about drugs we are talking about emergency issues we are talking about some of the challenges that has to do with even the economic development these are very key issues that we need to look at and we are prepared to give the government strategies and recommendations that will be implemented that will take us out of these challenges”.

It also called on the Federal and state governments to effectively utilize the talented resource base in the AANI membership, as they are known to contribute to the growth of the nation.

According to the statement, the 40th anniversary of the National institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, which is coming up soon would review its achievements and challenges towards consolidating on the gains of the institute, with a futuristic vision.

The association expressed appreciation to the Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for a warm accommodation and hosting of the association’s NEC meeting in the state.

Speaking to newsmen later, the President of the association and a retired Inspector General of Police, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, commended the developmental strides of the Honourable Seriake Dickson led administration in Bayelsa State and called for the momentum to be sustained in the coming years.

He also expressed satisfaction with support and confidence reposed in products of the Institute by the Bayelsa State Government, assuring that, they will always live up to expectation in the performance of assigned roles.

He said the association has produced heads of states including Generals Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Late Gen Sani Abacha with first class traditional rulers like the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, Obi of Onitsha, Naemeka Alfred Ugochukwu and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu amongst several others.


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