The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, at a retreat organised by his ministry in Ilesa, Osun State, hailed the Federal Government's directive on the border closure stating that it has greatly enhanced peace and security in the country.
In a statement issued by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, on Sunday, Aregbesola said, “The focus of the current regime rested on the tripod of addressing internal security, revitalizing and growing the economy while tackling corruption.”
He blamed the porous borders for the proliferation of arms and influx of irregular migrants into the country.
Hence, he noted that the retreat was an opportunity for paramilitary agencies and workers in the ministry to deeply reflect on their individual mandates for a clearer understanding of the demands on them.
The Osun State Governor tasked paramilitary agencies to do all that is necessary to ensure internal peace and security of the country.