MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Highly dynamic security consultant and former Director with the Department of State Service (DSS), Barrister Mike Ejiofor has emerged the new President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Security Studies (AANISS).
He took the number one position at the Association’s Annual General Meeting and Elections held on Saturday at the Institute in Lower Usuma Dam, Bwari Abuja.
Ejiofor; a Fellow, Institute of Security (FSI) is a well known public affairs and security analyst who has continued to contribute professionally on issues that would move the nation forward particularly in the security space.
Prior to his retirement from the Department of State Service (DSS) after 35 years of meritorious service, he was a State Director of Security (SDS) in many states in the South East, South South, South West and the North West geo-political zones.
In his acceptance speech, Ejiofor, who is also a Fellow of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) said his leadership will take the association to an enviable height by ensuring that it occupies its rightful position among alumni associations of similar institutions.
He emphasised that the NISS which is the premier training institute on intelligence, security, governance and law enforcement deserves to occupy a prime position within the intelligence community in Nigeria and the world at large adding that the Alumni Association of NISS is the organ that would showcase and highlight the exploits and silent achievements of the great institute.
The former Director, also a professional lawyer who has always brought much of his legal knowledge to bear in his handling of security related issues further stated that he will use his network among the security and intelligence community to attract projects, more funding and better recognition for the Association and the Institute.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant of the NISS, Alhaji A.S. Adeleke had expressed appreciation to the Alumni Association for its interest in the well being of NISS while urging members to use their individual and collective networks to attract projects and recognition to the institute.