"At the All-Nigeria Conference on Foreign Policy held at NIPSS, Kuru in April, 1986, the President and Commander-in-Chief, Major-General Ibahim Babangida, challenged the nation's assembled foreign policy intelligentsia to identify and define Nigeria's national interest. The centrality of the national security interest which he identified in his keynote address should not be seen exclusively in the narrow sense of military security. It should also be seen in the more comprehensive sense of economic, political and social security."