FG Tasks State Governors On Internal Security


ABUJA (Min of Interior Report) – The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on State Governors, particularly those from the North East and North West Zones of the country, to emulate the Kaduna State Government’s model of tackling insecurity through the deployment of modern technology, to support the effort of the Federal Government and security personnel in combating all forms of crime and criminality, in the zones.

Ogbeni Aregbesola, made this call when he received in audience, the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’I, who paid him a courtesy visit, in his Abuja office, recently.

According to him, crime has become complex all over the world; therefore the deployment of modern technology is the best option to tackle it. He said, “through the use of modern technology, the menace of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other vices bedeviling the country will be put behind within the shortest possible time”.

The Minister emphasized that the state of insecurity facing the country in recent time, was a national challenge, that demands a collective effort to stem; he urged the Governors to continue to collaborate with the Federal Government in its efforts to provide safety and security to Nigerians.

The Minister, who opined that security is the key to effective, meaningful and social interaction and that the economy of any nation depends on its internal security, commended the Governor for seeking collaboration with the Federal Government in the fight against insecurity.

Ogbeni Rauf assured that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to the provision of security to Nigerians to encourage economic development and revitalization of the economy, as well as entrench transparency in the system to move the country to the next level.

While speaking earlier, the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’I, stated that he was in the Ministry to congratulate the Minister on his recent appointment and to seek collaboration on how to best tackle the spate of insecurity in the state.

He said that the Federal Government had done creditably towards restoring security along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway, through the deployment of security personnel from all relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies that are in charge of ensuring security in the country.

Mal. El-Rufa’i expressed the State’s desire to continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Interior and other security agencies in the fight against insecurity, noting that Kaduna State Government, is willing to give necessary assistance that will support the security agencies in combating crime and criminality in the state and its environs.

The Governor who revealed that the state was now safe, compared to the situation in a few months back, commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for its dogged determination to fight against crime, describing it as one of the best security agencies in the country.

Mohammed Manga
Director (Press & Public Relations)