JUST IN: Details of President Tinubu's Meeting With FBI Director Emerges

JUST IN: Details of President Tinubu's Meeting With FBI Director Emerges

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has encouraged healthier collaboration between the FBI and Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies
  • Tinubu stated this during a meeting with FBI director, Christopher Asher Wray, at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Friday, June 14
  • Legit.ng reports that the FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America, and its principal federal law enforcement agency

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering Nigeria's public journalism and security matters.

FCT, Abuja - As countries of the world combat terrorism and cybercrime, President Bola Tinubu has called for stronger collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Per a statement released by Tinubu's official spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu spoke during a meeting with FBI director, Christopher Wray, at the state house in Abuja on Friday, June 14.

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President Bola Tinubu has met with Christopher Asher Wray, the director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Photo credit: @NGRPresident
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Security chiefs who attended the meeting include the national security adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu; director-general (DG) of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; the inspector-general of police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun; chief of defence intelligence agency (DIA), Major-General Emmanuel Undiandeye; the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier-General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd); the national coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Major-General Adamu Laka; and the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede.

The Nigerian leader told the FBI director that his administration has prioritised education as a tool against poverty, which is widely believed to be a driver of criminal activities.

Tinubu said:

''We are working hard to eliminate terrorism, cybercrimes, sextortion, and I am glad that we have a good number of agencies that are involved in reducing these crimes to the barest minimum."

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Why I visited Nigeria - FBI director

In his remarks, Wray said he was in Nigeria to enhance the "outstanding partnership" that exists between the government of Nigeria and that of the United States.

The FBI helmsman said:

''We appreciate the President’s vision in countering terrorism in the region, which is a dangerous threat, not only to the countries in the region but also to the United States."

Role of FBI

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the constitution of the United States.

The FBI has divided its investigations into programmes, such as domestic and international terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, cybercrime, and others.

The organisation is regarded as one of the most effective crime-solving bodies in the world because of its structure, history, training, and use of technology.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Tinubu called for the establishment of a regional counter-terrorism centre.

According to Tinubu, the regional counter-terrorism centre, if formed, will serve as a hub for intelligence sharing, operational coordination, and capacity building throughout Africa.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.