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The Faculty of Social Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Thurs 29th July, successfully hosted the much advertised Security Summit, which was Tagged; SECURITY AND THE NATIONAL QUESTION. 

Welcoming the Organizers and participants to the auspicious aoccasion, the Vice Chancellor, UNIZIK, Prof. Charles Esimone, remarked that the aim of holding such thought provoking discourse as the Security Summit within the Faculty and Centres in the University, is to, through academic fireworks, arouse national and international consciousness, drawing the attention of the world to critical societal issues bedeviling the country with a view to proffering possible solution to the challenges. 

The Vice Chancellor said the Summit is also aimed at properly positioning Nnamdi Azikiwe University among the committee of high institutions in its vision and efforts to be counted among the ten best Universities in africa

Speaking on the theme; Security and the National Question, Prof. Esimone described the University Security Summit as apt and timely, saying that the essence captures the critical challenges bedeviling the country Nigeria, which he said reared its ugly head since after the independence but worsened by the emergence of regrettable situations as ethnic bigotry, religious fanaticism, corruption, banditary / terrorists and Boko Haram attacks.

Prof. Esimone, a celebrated Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, said, it is hoped that the Security Summit would provide answers to the protracted security challenges and national questions that is worsening by the day, so as to provide an inroad for a renewed socio-economic development of the country.

In his address, the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Uche Nwogwugwu, expressed concern at the level of insecurity in Nigeria, stressing that the situation has so degenerated to the extent that all the six geopolitical zones of the country are now overwhelmingly consumed with unimaginable security challenges, peculiar to their zones.

Prof. Nwogwugwu explained that the Security Summit was part of the University's concerted efforts in seeking for solutions to the lingering problems which he said is also inline with the School administration's proposed "Project 200" Vision. 

The Dean posited that it is expected that the outcome of the intellectual fireworks and resolutions that will be generated from the Summit would trigger a reinvigorated consciousness in the discussions and manner of tackling general security issues in the country.

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