Insecurity: Canada to provide $10m support to Nigeria




In a bid to assist Nigeria over co.e its security challenges the Canadian High Commission has pledged to Nigeria with $10 million.Acting Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nicholas Simard, said this when he visited the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, at the ministry’s headquarters, Abuja.a press statement by the ministry’s Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Odutayo Oluseyi, said the envoy stressed the need to build the capacity of personnel of the Police Force, among other things to diminish violence.

According to him, “Nigeria is a multi-faceted developing country, with insecurity posing a great challenge to its growth,” a situation the High Commissioner said, has become a thing of worry and has necessitated their advocacy.

The spokesperson said Simard applauded the Police for the overwhelming services rendered to him since he came into the country.

In his response, Dingyadi said the cordial relationship between Nigeria and Canada has grown stronger over the years.The minister further stated that Canada’s support in promoting human rights, peace and unity, not only in Nigeria but in Africa at large, cannot be over-emphasised.

The minister said the Nigerian government has put every mechanism in place to make sure that no individual’s right was tampered, as well as ensure the security of lives and properties of the citizenry.

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