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Fed Govt Urges Governors To Ensure Internal Security



Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Wednesday urged governors, particularly those in the Northeast and Northwest, to fight insecurity.

This, the minister said, could be through the deployment of modern technology to support the efforts of the Federal Government and security personnel in combating all forms of crime and criminality in the zones.

Aregbesola spoke in his office in Abuja when he hosted Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i on a courtesy visit.

He pleaded with other governors to emulate the Kaduna State government’s model on security.

The minister said crime had become complex across the world and that it could best be tackled with the use of modern technology to protect life and property in the country.

“Through the use of modern technology, the menace of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and other vices bedevilling the country will be put behind within the shortest possible time,” Aregbesola said.

The minister said this would influence the development of an effective strategy on a regional basis for curtailing insecurity and its attendant challenges.

A statement by the Director (Press and Public Relations) in the ministry, Mohammed Manga, said the minister stressed that security is the key to effective, meaningful and social interaction.

He added that the nation’s economy depends on its internal security.

Praising El-Rufai for seeking collaboration with the Federal Government in the fight against insecurity, Aregbesola noted that the security challenges facing the country required collective effort to handle.

He urged governors to collaborating with the Federal Government in order to provide safety and security for Nigerians.

El-Rufai said he was at the ministry to congratulate the minister on his recent appointment and to seek collaboration on how best to tackle insecurity in his state.

He said the Federal Government had done well towards in securing the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway with the deployment of security personnel from relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in charge of national security.

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