Nigeria’s substantial investments and critical infrastructure are under threat of the actions of terrorists, vandals and saboteurs, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.
Jonathan expressed the concern on Monday in Abuja while declaring open a 2-day Stakeholders’ Forum on the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure.
The president, who was represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, therefore, ordered the nation’s security agencies to review existing strategies for effective intelligence sharing towards ensuring greater protection of such national assets and critical infrastructure.
He said the stakeholders’ forum was necessary in order to ensure synergy in the activities of the security agencies.
He said, “The substantial investments we have made in maintaining existing infrastructure and establishing new ones are under threat by the actions of terrorists, vandals and saboteurs.
“These groups and individuals deliberately and mindlessly, target our infrastructure for their own economic, political, or sadistic gains.
“In recent times, piracy, sabotage of oil and gas pipelines, maritime robbery in our coastal waters and Exclusive Economic Zones have become major threats to our economy and environment.”