Tinubu Gives Marching Order on Nigeria's Borders, Details Surface

Tinubu Gives Marching Order on Nigeria's Borders, Details Surface

  • The minister of interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has disclosed the commitment of the Bola Tinubu administration to proffering effective solutions to the nation’s security challenges, especially in securing the nation’s borders
  • The minister said government officials are ready to find solutions to Nigeria's security challenges
  • Tunji-Ojo talked about the need to accelerate reforms in key sectors as this is the right thing to do if Nigeria is desirous of finding effective solutions to the pressing problems of the country's borders

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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given marching orders to the ministry of interior to secure Nigeria's borders, according to the minister of interior Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.

Tunji-Ojo said this while speaking on Tuesday evening, November 28, on Channels Television's Politics Today. The programme was monitored by Legit.ng.

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FG reiterates commitment to improved security

The federal government reiterated its determination and commitment to improve the security of all citizens to reduce the current security challenges.

Tinubu reportedly asked the ministry to come up with plausible solutions to Nigeria's lingering insecurity crises.

The minister said:

"A secured border is a safe nation. We have understood that now, and there is no going back on that. The president is hell-bent on that; he has given us marching order as ministry of interior to secure these borders. 'I want these borders secured'.
"And, technology, of course, has to be involved, because this is not 2003; this is 2023.
"So, the role of technology as solution or to enhance delivery, cannot be undermined in whatever we say."

He continued:

"We look at the human intelligence aspect which is very key because you can only protect people as much as they want to be protected. That is just the truth. We saw what happened in Afghanistan, we saw what happened in Iraq, what happened in Libya. If people do not support you, give you the human intelligence that you need, it might be a bit difficult for you to be able to solve problem of insecurity.

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"Technology is also needed. But I would not want to tell you the technology that we are understudying."

Insecurity: Expert advises Tinubu

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that a security expert, Timothy Avele, said West African nations must find ways to create jobs and strengthen national institutions if they hope to find lasting peace in their countries.

In an interview with Legit.ng, Avele, the managing director (MD) of Agent-X security company, reeled out some solutions African leaders can adopt to tackle the insecurity.

“My parents languishing in IDP”: Senator

Legit.ng also reported that a senator representing Benue North-west, Titus Zam, said his parents are currently languishing in one of the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern state.

Zam stated that this is due to the endless insecurity caused by armed bandits who attacked different areas of the state in 2022.

Source: Legit.ng

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