The Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, has attributed financial crimes, cybersecurity, and disruption of the democratic processes in Africa to globalisation.
According to him, there is a need for a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to addressing the scourge.
Bichi who was represented by the Director of Training, Bolaji Toke, spoke in Abuja on Wednesday at the National Institute for Security Studies’ seminar for Executive Intelligence Management Course 16.
The seminar was themed, “Globalisation and regional economic integration: Implications for sustainable development in Africa. ”
He said, “As we delve into the complexities posed by globalisation, ranging from cyber security, cyberthreats to financial crimes and organised criminal networks, and more recently, the interruption of the democratic process.
“We must acknowledge the need for a comprehensive and multidimensional approach. It is through platforms like the Executive Intelligent Management course that we enhance our collective capacity to address these challenges and forge a more secure and prosperous future. With a unique focus on Africa, we gather here this morning to explore the implications of globalisation. ”
He added that globalisation and regional economic integration play a significant role in today’s security challenges.
Bichi said, “In today’s world, you will agree with me that the landscape of security challenges is rapidly evolving and the dynamics of globalisation and regional economic integration play a pivotal role.
“The interconnectedness of a globalised world demands heightened collaboration and the sharing of information and expertise across borders.
“Transnational threats recognize no national boundaries and our ability to counter them effectively and to rely on our ability to work together seamlessly. “
Source:- Punch Ng