FG is committed to the safety of Nigerians – Police Affairs Minister

The Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to ensure the safety and security of the citizens through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, and best practices in the field of security with the Republic of Turkiye

He made this known during the visit of the Turkiye Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Ambassador Hidayat Bayraktar to the Headquarters of the Ministry in Abuja

In a press release signed by Bolaji Kazeem, Deputy Director of Information & Public Relations, the Minister acknowledged the challenges and complex security situation in the country, noting that they can be addressed effectively through collaborative efforts and shared experiences.

Gaidam said the visit is a catalyst for greater cooperation and understanding and presents a unique opportunity to explore avenues for collaboration in various areas of trade, security, education, and cultural exchange. One such area of immense importance, he pointed out is intelligence sharing and capacity building to combat transnational crimes.

According to him, “Your visit served as a stepping stone towards greater collaboration, partnership, and friendship between Nigeria and the Republic of Turkiye. Let us work together, hand in hand, to create a safer, more prosperous future for our nations and our people”.

He added that the Nigeria Police Force will require intervention in the area of procurement and use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for precise mapping surveillance and intelligence-led policing to combat ever-evolving terrorism, cybercrime, and organized crimes in the country.

The Minister promised to strengthen the bilateral relations between both countries by fostering greater understanding and exploring new avenues for cooperation in various fields to build a more secure, prosperous, and interconnected future for both nations and it’s citizens.

Gaidam assured that Nigeria is committed to nurturing, protecting, and promoting the bond of friendship existing between the two countries, adding that the nation is blessed with diversity, resilience, and a vibrant culture.

Earlier, the Turkiye Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Ambassador Hidayat Bayraktar pointed out that both countries have had a long-standing relationship since 1961 and the relationship has been improving.

He said both countries have done a lot in the area of security cooperation and law enforcement training, assuring the Minister of more cooperation in those areas in the future.

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