Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has called on the armed forces and other security agencies to collaborate and tackle the security challenges in the country.
Mustapha made the call during the second edition of the Armed Forces and Security Agencies Half Marathon Championship yesterday, in Abuja.
He said that the synergy and friendship he witnessed at the event gladdened his heart, urging the participants to continue in the spirit of the games entitled: “Racing to Bond’’.
“If armed forces collaborate and synergise such as I have seen today, the security challenges of the country will be a foregone conclusion’’, he said.
The SGF commended the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Abayomi Olonisakin, for his initiative to forge a better understanding among the armed forces.
He said that such understanding and relationship among the armed forces and security agencies would bring about an effective and efficient synergy.
Mustapha also commended the athletes for the determination, physical and mental fitness they displayed at the event.
In his remarks, Olonisakin expressed happiness that he was able to witness the event, advising that it ought to continue to be an annual event.
He noted that there had been a lot of improvement in the competition since the maiden edition in 2017 and the armed forces and other security agencies should focus on quality above quantity.
He said that the bond and friendship formed during the event would lead to improved synergy among all the security agencies for an efficient, effective cohesion in tackling security challenges.