THE Director-General, Department of State Services DSS Mr. Ita Ekpenyong  says any divisive tendencies or machinations against Nigeria by terror elements and unscrupulous politicians will not succeed.Ekepenyong is optimistic that the nation is on the path of lasting growth and development.
The director general spoke at the graduation ceremony of participants of Executive Intelligence Management Course 7 (EIMC) from the service’s Institute for Security Studies in Abuja.
He said security agencies owed it as a duty to protect and ensure the indivisibility of the nation, adding that they would do this in the face of enormous challenges.
“Like every other country on earth today, Nigeria is grappling with its own share of global insecurity. As a service, our response to threats to national security has been very comprehensive.
“They include continuous human capacity development, extensive intelligence collection programmes and collaboration with stakeholders both within and outside the country.
“Our intelligence collection efforts make threat indicators explicit and are also geared toward ensuring the success of government policies and programmes’’, he said.
Ekpenyong said the service has in the last five years, recorded modest achievements, adding that the government, public and stakeholders had approved of its efforts to ensure safe, stable and indivisible country.
Reports state that 48 executives from public and private organisations participated in the course.