US government to upgrade Nigerian security services

// Headline | US government to upgrade Nigerian security services
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

The Federal Government and its U.S. government are set to collaborate in training, sharing of intelligence and modernisation of security services and logistics, following threats posed to the nation’s internal security by the Boko Haram Islamic sect.

Rising from a meeting between officials of both countries in Abuja, under the aegis of U.S-Nigeria Bi-National Commission, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Mr. William Fitzgerald, said the commitment would cover repositioning the Nigeria security services to respond appropriately to security challenges and threats in the country.

He said the technical sub-working group of the meeting will continue to meet in Abuja to explore development of a Nigerian intelligence fusion capability.

Fitzgerald said the talks will be coordinated through the US Embassy in Abuja, in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant Nigerian agencies.

He said: “Both sides re-affirmed their commitment to enhance the operatio-nal capabilities of Nige-ria’s security services.”

by identifying avenues that would enable them to respond appropriately to internal security challenges and other threats.

“Prominent areas of collaboration may include training, intelligence sharing, modernisation of the security services, logistics and other requirements.

“Nigeria and the United States governments resolved to participate in more sustained working level engagement and cooperation on security matters, through the United States Embassy in Abuja, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant security agencies.

“Finally, both the Nigerian and US governments agreed to follow-up on these commitments and seek further collaboration to address the challenges that have been identified during the meeting.

“Both countries welcome the involvement of civil society, community-level organisations and other stakeholders in the next meeting of the Regional Security Cooperation Working Group.”

Speaking on the occasion, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Martin Uhomoibhi, said: “Government would continue to sensitise Nigerians on the need to take issue of security as responsibility of all, and not that of the security agencies alone.

“This is a national responsibility, a responsibility to be discharged by all Nigerians and indeed all residents in the territorial state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Tagged : Jordan Green

Headlines Newsview all

Boko Haram: Abducted Chibok School Girls Estimated To Be 234

The number of secondary school girls still under Boko Haram captivity is more than the figure widely circulated. There are 234 of them missing from the ... Full story

Lola Omotayo-Okoye Replies Haters Who Blame Her For Psquare Break Up

It seems people are beginning to blame Peter Okoye’s wife, Lola Omotayo for the sad Psquare’s separation. Fans are calling her all sorts of names like ... Full story

Paul Okoye Breaks Silence On Psquare Split

The Psquare Family: Peter and Paul Okoye with wives Lola Omotayo, Anita Isamah and children – Andre, Aliona and Cameron. As the on-going controversy in the ... Full story

12 injured as fire razes Oando filling station in Ogun

No fewer than 12 persons were Easter night injured in a fire that engulfed the Oanda filing Station, at Alagbole in Ifo Local Area Government ...

Mavin Artiste Dr. Sid Joins Nollywood

Dr. Sid, has made his Nollywood debut.   In the movie, ‘The Last 3 Digits’, the 33-year-old teams up with actor Nonso Diobi under directives of newly ...

How God saved us from bomb blast through T.B Joshua's 'anointing water'

Three survivors of the Nyanya bomb blast that killed over 70 people in Nigeria’s capital Abuja last week and left hundreds more injured recounted their ...

Musician Iyanya Visits Nyanya Bomb Blast Victims

Music artiste Iyanya has in no single doubt made it known that his foundation which he launched some weeks back, the IyanyaFoundation has started its ... Full story

The Truth About The Fight Between The Psquare Brothers

The supposed fight between Paul and Peter Okoye was actually started by their PAs. Jude's PA had given money to Peter's PA to get his ... Full story

Pictures From Wedding Ceremony Of Governor Alao-Akala's Son & Hadiza Okoya

Daughter of billionare Chief Razaq Okoya, Hadiza, married the son of former Oyo state governor , Olamiju. The wedding took place at the Okoya estate in ...

Pastor Kumuyi Of Deeper Life Ministry Collapses During Service

Information coming out of Deeper Life Conference Centre, venue of the ongoing Deeper Life Ministry Easter Retreat is not a good one at all and ... Full story

National Church Of Bey Is A New Church That Worships Jay-Z's Wife, Beyonce

Responding to widespread criticism and public outcry, the National Church of Bey founder Pauline John Andrews stated, “We are very disappointed in the failure of ... Full story

Comment on: US government to upgrade Nigerian security services

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Dencia Strikes Pose in New Vacation Photos

Controversial Singer Dencia is not moved by what people say about her, whether good or bad, all she knows is that, she is making her ...

Stephanie and hubby’s marriage turns 2 today

Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke Linus and her husband got married on the 21st of April, 2012, she got married to her heartthrob Linus Idahosa in ...

Should Ice-Prince Charge His Ex-girlfriend For performing at her wedding?

Music artiste Ice Prince Zamani is on a hot sit right now, he went to twitter to throw an open question to his fans, seeking ...

HOW GOD SAVED US FROM THE ABUJA BOMB BLAST THROUGH T.B. JOSHUA’S 'ANOINTING WATER'

Three survivors of the Nyanya bomb blast that killed over 70 people in Nigeria’s capital Abuja last week and left hundreds more injured recounted their ...

KCee Showers Excited Fan with Special Gift on His Birthday

Last night was certainly a very special performance for KCee at the fourth stop off Star Music Trek 2014, which held in Umuahia, Abia State.The ...

Pictures From Uche Nnanna's Wedding In Port Harcourt

Nollywood actress, Uche Nnanna held her white wedding in Port Harcourt, Rivers State today, Monday, April 21, 2014.The ceremony was attended by some of her ...

Sinzu Denies Being Debit Card Fraudster

Popular Nigerian rapper, Sinzu, formerly known as Sauzekid, has denied being the man in a video allegedly engaging in an ATM fraud in the United ...

My Wife Talks Too Much--2Shotz

Top Nigerian rapper, 2Shotz has disclosed that his wife, Precious talks too much and he would wish God works something out for him if he ...

Iyanya Visits Nyanya Bomb Blast Victims

Music artiste Iyanya has in no single doubt made it known that his foundation which he launched some weeks back, the IyanyaFoundation has started its ...

Freeze calls on all Nigerians to pray against P-Square breakup+his words for Lola

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com God pikin | 4/21/2014 9:45:09 AM Lola way d caouse d wahala na ur husband ...