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FG moves to strengthen internal security

The minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola during the ministry of interior 2nd Ministerial Strategy Retreat, in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola says the ministry will ensure adequate training and retraining of personnel’s in charge of internal security to ensure the safety and security of citizens across the country.

Ogbeni Aregbesola stated this while declaring open the Ministry of Interior 2nd Ministerial Strategy Retreat, with the Themed: “Developing Internal Security and Public Safety Towards A Five Year Strategic Plan For Accelerated National Development,” held in Ilorin the Kwara state capital.

According to him, the challenges bedevilling the nation can appear daunting but are surmountable.

Ogbeni Aregbesola condemned the attacks on the nation’s custodian centres, adding that all inmates that escaped will be re-arrested through their data.

He urged all participants at the retreat to use the period to brainstorm and put in place a strategic plan that will bring an end to the challenges of internal security in the country.

In a remark, the Controller -General, Federal Fire Service, Dr Liman Ibrahim said Nigeria is gradually coming out of the challenges of insecurity as well the destruction of fire.

Dr Liman Ibrahim noted that the new strategy put in place will give investors confidence to invest and develop the nation’s economy.

In his paper presentation titled “Improving Nigerian’s Preparedness for Internal Security and Public safety threats: A case for A Medium Term Strategic Plan. The guest lecturer, Dr Abdul Hamid Hamisu, said there is a need for the formulation of a strategic plan to resolve challenges as they occurred.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Abdullahi Lamino