The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, says that, a new strategy is needed to tackle the invasion of correctional facilities in the country.This is as he reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to improved security in the country.
Aregbesola spoke during the inauguration of the Committee to study the Recommendations and Implementation Strategies on Strengthening Internal Security Framework and Community Policing in Nigeria, in Abuja.
In his remarks titled, ‘A Quantum Leap On National Security,’ the Minister saysthat the journey to the day’s event began with the Senior Executive Course (SEC) 40, 2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), on Strengthening Internal Security Framework and Community Policing in Nigeria.
He says “Consequently, the Committee observed that the absence of a National Security Policy and Strategy document as well as a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework on Internal Security has negatively affected the operations of the Internal Security Agencies in the country which therefore necessitated the directive of Mr. President to approve an Inter-Ministerial Committee with all relevant stakeholders on Internal Security to be put in place.
This is as he stressed that one of the nine priority areas of the regime of PresidentMuhammaduBuhari, is to improve governance and provide security for all citizens.
Other members of the Committee are officers from ONSA, NN, NA, NAF, DSS, OSGF, IPCR, FMST, NICOMSAT, FMDE and Brig, General, Udaya (rtd) NIPSS DG, Air Commodore I.J Ukeh, representative of Chief of Air Staff, Brig Gen. MK Ibrahim representative of Chief of Army Staff, Service Chiefs under Ministry of Interior and other personalities.