The Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has launched a five-year plan for the Ministry and its Services/Board to tackle insecurity in the country.
In a statement by Afonja Fatai Ajibola, the spokesman of the ministry, the Minister says the Ministry of Interior is integral to the national security and prosperity of the country.
The minister listed four services through which the plan will be executed, namely; – the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) which monitors comings and goings at the country’s borders, ensuring that those who are likely to harm Nigerians and their welfare from outside are kept at bay.
The Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), which complements the police and other law enforcement agencies in combating crime and intelligence gathering, while the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), keeps custody of those lawfully sentenced or awaiting trial.
While enumerating the role of the Services in maintaining national security, the Minister says the Federal Fire Service (FFS), responds to fire and other emergencies and added that a department in the ministry registers marriages and regulates the presence of foreigners in Nigeria.
Mr. Aregbesola, while admitting that there were still security challenges within the country, also noted that thousands of cases that would have put the nation into chaos are addressed daily and nipped in the bud.