By Festus Ahon,
ASABA – The Minister of Interior, Gen Abdulraham Dambazau (Rtd), Friday reinstated the Federal Government’s commitment towards curbing all forms of criminality and terrorism in the country.
Dambazua who stated this in Asaba, Delta State while fielding questions from newsmen, lamented that every part of the country was experiencing one form of security challenge or the other.
He said the Ministry was doing everything possible to tackle the challenges by way of capacity building and equipment of her security agen, adding that the ministry was the hub of public safety in Nigeria.
The Minister expressed Federal Government’s concern about the security of lives of all Nigerians. adding that the security challenge being posed by Fulani Herdsmen was a national issue.
Speaking earlier during a courtesy call on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Dambazua thanked the State Government for providing a building to house a second Passport office in Warri, adding that the Warri office would facilitate the issuance of Passports to deserving people of the State.
Receiving the Minister at the State Government House, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, stressed the need for public spirited individuals and corporate bodies to partner with government in the reformation of prison inmates in the country.
Okowa decried the present state of the nation’s Prisons and its effects on the reformation process for the inmates and called on corporate organisations and individuals to support the Prison Service in easing the hardship being faced by inmates and the reformation process.
He said: “Our prisons are overflowing with inmates, this is not limited to the state but nationally, the reform process of the prison is difficult to manage with the kind of population in the prison. I want to urge public spirited individuals to partner with government to see what they can provide to ease the hardship so that the reformation process can be carried out.” Okowa said his administration would provide a few vehicles to the Prisons to help them improve on their services.
While acknowledging the efforts of the Immigration service in the reduction of illegal immigrants in the state, he appealed to the Minister to look into the expatriate’s quota of some of the oil companies operating in the state so as to provide jobs for Nigerians.
He commended Gen. Dambazau and the Immigration Service for the opening of a new passport office in Warri explaining that it would ease the challenge of issuance of passports to Deltans.