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3 December 2015
United States of America has concluded plan to export her Homeland security team known as Security Governance Initiative, SGI, into Nigeria as part of efforts to end terrorism.
US Ambassador to Nigeria, James Ernwistle, revealed this yesterday in Abuja when he paid a visit to the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, in his office.
The ambassador said his country has concluded plan to send a team to Nigeria by January in the spirit of partnership with Nigeria as part of efforts to end all forms of insecurity in Nigeria and the world at large.
“We are ready to partner with you on security. As you know,we will be having a team here in January in this regard.
“This is a very interesting idea; it is an attempt to improve security performance. This project will be done with Nigerian government.” He assured the minister of total support to combat insecurity.
Responding, the minister of Interior, who expressed gratitude to the US ambassador, assured that Nigerian government will partner with US to ensure fruitful implementation of the project.
His words: “We want to assure you that we will fulfill our own part of the partnership and we are confident that you will fulfill your part also.”
Meanwhile, Israeli ambassador, Mr. Uried Palti, who also visited the minister, said he was in the ministry to reassure Nigeria on the relationship that exists with his country.He said his country has experience in tackling most of the challenges Nigeria is going through.
Dambazau told the Israeli Ambassador that “every nation has a role to play in one way or the other to bring an end to insurgency. In our case here, we are dealing with the issue of Boko Haram,which is now a regional problem that affects four countries. So, it is going to be a regional approach.”
He also assured the ambassador of partnership to deal with the issue for mutual interest in the future.