FG Sets Up Border Protection Committee

Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Minister of Interior, has established a 13-member committee tasked with conducting a comprehensive needs assessment of the nation’s borders. The committee comprises representatives from various entities, including the Ministry, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Fire Service, Border Community Development Agency, Community Boundary Commission, and an appointed consultant.

Tagged the “Integrated Border Governance Committee,” the minister has directed the committee to formulate a plan aimed at enhancing the security of Nigeria’s borders. The committee has been granted a timeframe of 18 weeks to fulfill its assigned responsibilities.

According to a statement released on Saturday by Afonja Ajibola, the Director of Press for the Ministry, the committee was instituted during a presentation on border management and control conducted by a consultant in the minister’s office.

It partly read, “Tunji-Ojo instructed that the committee should endeavour to have a robust deliberation and create a border management plan that is implementable to secure the country.

“The minister said what is of importance to him about border management is the aspect of internal security which he said is a massive task which requires the synergy of all critical stakeholders.”