FG Inaugurates 30 Vehicles For Border Surveillance

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The federal government of Nigeria has deployed thirty patrol vans for border surveillance and security.

President Bola Tinubu, represented by the Minister of Interior, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo says the government is committed to securing Nigeria’s borders

According to him, President Tinubu’s desire for secured borders is not a rhetoric.

He said the insurgency being experienced was a wake-up call for the country to secure its borders.

The minister added that the President believed that a porous border was detrimental to national peace and security saying that a secured border will translate to a safe and secure nation.

“To secure the country and end the current security challenges, the president is committed to providing the right leadership, equipment, welfare and all that is needed for the NIS to do its duty diligently and effectively”.

According to him, the job of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) goes beyond passport and visa issuance as it is an important arm of the national security architecture.

“It is first in a line of support and defence for the national security agenda, particularly from the perspective of making our borders safe and secure.

“The President is happy about your proposal on surveillance and security of our borders.

“I am also happy because protecting borders and making sure Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed is a priority of the present administration

“It means that we can effectively contain internal threats while ensuring that we prevent external threats from finding ways into Nigeria.”

According to the President, Nigeria has the capacity to secure its borders.

“We do not have the longest border in the world, so we have no excuse not to be able to secure our borders.

“In every crisis, there lies an opportunity for greatness. The insurgency that we have today is a wake-up call on why we need to secure our borders,” Tunji-Ojo added.

He also assured the NIS personnel of Tinubu’s commitment to their welfare and training.

The minister said he was working towards formalising a relationship with the Nigerian Military to ensure effective training for officers and men of the service.

“We know what and what you need. Security equipments are major. I assure you, as I always say, doubt of anything, never doubt this, the President will never leave you stranded.

“The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces will never leave you stranded. He will do everything to ensure that you have what it takes to discharge your duties.

“We are ready to motivate you so that we will have what it takes to demand optimal performance from you,” he said.

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