FG raises task force on strengthening internal security

Posted by News Express | 4 June 2021 | 515 times

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By CLEMENT IDOKO

The Federal Government has set up a Task Force on the operationalisation of the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari aimed at strengthening Internal security in the country.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, at the instance of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced the setting up of a Task Force on the Presidential deliverables handed to the Ministry to strengthen internal security of the country.

Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mrs Blessing Lere-Adams, said Belgore made this known on Thursday, during a Ministerial Alignment Meeting with the delivery team from the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), led by Umaru Abu in the Ministry today, in Abuja.

He said the Committee which will be chaired by the Director, Planning Research and Statistics (PRS) in the Ministry, Mr Kabiru Ayuba, would comprise representatives of the four services under the Ministry and other relevant officers, saying the team would be inaugurated on Friday, June 3, 2021, and would work in the collaboration with the Team from OSGF to actualise the Presidential mandate to the Ministry.

The Permanent Secretary, who spoke on behalf of the Minister assured the delegation that the Ministry would provide a conducive atmosphere for the Task Force to carry out its assignment.

Belgore, who decried the rate at which young people now renounced their citizenship of Nigeria as alarming, called on the members of the Task Force to ensure they work with the Citizenship and Business Department of the Ministry that handles Expatriate Quota so as to engage the youths in more productive ventures that would dissuade them from looking for greener pastures outside the shores of the country.

Among the Presidential Deliverables given to the Minister for the Ministry to achieve from 2019 – 2023 includes; Development of a framework to ease tourist visa requirements; Review the recruitment, deployment and training of personnel in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (CSCDC) to optimize its contribution to National Security; Implement a Correctional Service rehabilitation plan and work with relevant agencies towards the decongestion of the Nigerian Correctional Centers among others.   (Adapted from Nigerian Tribune)

 


Source: News Express

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