Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has sought for the cooperation of Ireland on internal security.
The Minister made the request when the Irish Ambassador, Peter Ryan, paid him a courtesy call on Wednesday, 29 March, 2023, in Abuja.
Aregbesola told his guest that because of the Ministry’s need to strengthen internal security, he felt it necessary to establish the National Institute for Domestic Security, adding that the proposed lnstitute would be a training ground for training top notch security officers.
He therefore plead for support in realizing the project, which he said is very dear to him as a Minister. According to Ogbeni Aregbesola, the project is conceived by the Ministry of Interior as an institution for interaction and collaboration between all security agencies.
The National Institute for Domestic Security is a project, an initiative of this Ministry, which would be saddled with the responsibility of providing a forum for interaction between all top ranks security personnel in managing internal security.
While welcoming Ambassador Ryan, the Minister commended Ireland for it’s legacy in education and moral instruction, carried out through the Catholic missionaries.
On his part, the Ambassador of Republic of Ireland to Nigeria, Peter Ryan, thanked the minister for receiving him despite his short notice and assured him of his country’s assistance on security.
In attendance are the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore and some management staff of the Interior Ministry.