FG TO PARTNER EU IN NIGERIA’S BORDER SECURITY
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Bassey Okon Akpanyung; Leader of the EU delegation, Richard Young, and members of the delegation
The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has said that Nigeria would collaborate with the European Union (EU) on how to apply technology in securing the country’s porous and vast borders.
Speaking when he received the European Union delegation on Border Security, the Minister noted that Nigeria would derive immense benefit from collaborating with friendly countries to fight terrorism, strengthen its border security, and manage its migration challenges.
He said that partnering with the EU would impact immensely on Nigeria’s security profile and provide a secure environment for both local and foreign investors.
The Minister welcomed the EU offer of assistance, adding that Nigeria would be glad to tap into their expertise in counter-terrorism, border security management and general security.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Richard Young, who is the Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Nigeria, said that they were in the Ministry to offer their expertise to Nigeria in the areas of Migration, Border Management and General Security, which includes counter-terrorism.
He offered the deployment of fund from the EU Emergency Trust Fund to assist the Ministry on any programme it comes up with on border security management.
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) and the Deputy Head of EU Delegation to Nigeria, Richard Young