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FG Expresses Confidence in NIS’ Electronic-border Security Architecture 

By Seun Adams

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Interior has expressed confidence that Nigeria now has a competent electronic border security architecture to effectively secure the country.

The Permanent Secretary gave this assurance on Thursday in Abuja, while exchanging view with the Delegation from the United Arab Emirate National Defence College, (UAE NDC) who were on a field study visit to the Ministry as part of their course work.

The Permanent Secretary who represented the Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, informed his visitors that the Nigerian Immigration Service {NIS) is now better equipped with advanced technology to curtail any security breach at the  borders. 

While listing proliferation of heavy and light weapons, porous borders and influx of illegal migrants into the country as  challenges facing the country, he cited regional cooperation and collaboration of Nigeria with sister security agencies of neighbouring countries as one way of tackling the problem.

According to him, such international partnership has contributed to renewed achievements of the Military assisted by other sister security agencies to decimate the terrorists.

While, responding to a question from the visitor,  the Minister explained that corruption and terrorism are global problems facing humanity, adding that  the good news is that everyone knows the zero-tolerance stand point of President Muhammadu Buhari on the scourge.

On fight against  corruption, Aregbesola, made it known that the country has a robust  law in place for fighting corruption through specialised agencies like the EFCC ICPC.

Leader of the delegation B.G Maheli Alan Babi, appreciated the federal government for the reception; indicating interest in a robust bilateral agreement with Nigeria Defence College.

Present at the occasion were Directors from the Ministry of Interior as well as entourage of the visitors from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Signed: Afonja Fatai Ajibola, DD (Press) Press and Publicity Relations Unit.

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