I have no excuse whatsoever not to secure the nation’s borders – Tunji-Ojo
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Yahaya Isah
The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has said he has no excuse whatsoever not to secure the nation’s borders from intruders.
He also said the era of talk shop is over, adding that “appointees must try to work the talk.”
Tunji-Ojo made this known while delivering a keynote address at a breakfast meeting as a Special Guest, organised by Business Day in Abuja.
“I have no excuse whatsoever not to secure the nation’s borders. President Bola Tinubu to solve problems. We must walk the talk and be committed to the present administration’s slogan of Renewed Hope”, he said.
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Tunji-Ojo added that any nation that cannot secure its borders, its military, Police and other security personnel would always be over pressured, stating that the ability to control “your borders reduces insecurity by more than 70 percent.”
He contended that the Ministry of Interior is very integral to any nation, adding, “beyond passport issuance, he would not want to be remembered as Minister that solves passport problems, because there are bigger things to solve.”
Tunji-Ojo stated, “also any country that cannot critically analyse, dictates and determine who comes in, who goes out of its country is prone to insecurity.”
He said Nigeria borders with Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin Republic spanned over 450,050km both by land and coastal areas.