Interior Minister Blames Porous Borders for Insecurity

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By Bliss Okperan

The Minister of Interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has said as long as the nation’s borders are not properly secured, there will be insecurity, noting that efforts are being made to address this issue.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting organized by Business Day in Abuja, where he was the Special Guest, Mr Tunji-Ojo emphasised that insecurity in any nation is reduced by more than 70 per cent if its borders are not left open to all.

“Any country that cannot critically analyze, dictate and determine who comes in and who goes out of its country is prone to insecurity,” the Minister stated, restating his commitment to ensuring the country’s border is secured.

“I have no excuse whatsoever not to secure the nation’s borders,” the former lawmaker disclosed at the event.

He also informed participants that the responsibility of the Ministry of Interior is beyond passport issuance, stating that he would not want to be remembered as the Minister who solves passport problems, “because there are bigger things to solve”.

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