Border Control: FG Partners Turkey To Enhance National Security

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The federal government has again fostered relationship with Turkish government to secure Nigeria’s borders against the diverse challenges spanning counter-terrorism, banditry and border security, which the nation has been battling with.
LEADERSHIP Weekend exclusively gathered that this partnership, which is billed to cover acquiring equipment ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to offshore patrol vessels, is due to the fact that the federal government has discovered a dependable ally in Turkey to fulfil its UAV requirements.
This is even as security experts have acknowledged that Turkey’s reputation in the realm of UAV, or drone, technology is well-established, with its domestically developed UAVs gaining international acclaim for their performance in various conflict zones.
The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, disclosed the plan to collaborate with Turkey when he played host to a delegation led by the Turkish vice president, Ankara Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Ömer Çağlar Yilnaz, in Abuja.
Tunji-Ojo expressed the optimism that the Nigeria-Turkey partnership when kickstarted, would be of mutual benefit for both countries as there will exchange ideas, technologies and even data transfer which is key.
He was quoted as saying, “It is going to be a productive relationship. We will take it very seriously and hope we can set today as a foundation for greater things to come in future.
On his part, the guest, Dr. Ömer Çağlar Yilnaz, thanked the minister for granting them audience and expressed their readiness to strengthen the current state of bilateral relations between Turkey and Nigeria in the fields of security, defense, and aerospace.


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