Senator Ajayi Boroffice has outlined how his administration will address Nigeria’s security challenges if elected president in 2023.
The Ondo-North lawmaker made the disclosure during his official declaration for the 2023 presidency under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Saturday.
The professor of Zoology said to combat insurgency, his administration will sponsor specialised training for counter-insurgency units in security agencies in order to hunt and destroy terrorists in the country. He said kidnapping will be tackled by the special unit by tracking, hunting and destroying kidnapping rings.
The Deputy Majority Leader said he will sustain Nigeria’s investment in the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and closely work with neighbouring countries like Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger to combat terrorism and protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
“I will seek international help wherever it can be obtained. I will consult with international military planners who have the expertise in combatting insurgencies that we do not have,” he said.
The presidential hopeful said his administration will establish the Ministry of Homeland Security and strategically organise it to effectively manage Immigration and Border Protection Services, Civil Defence, and Amnesty and Rehabilitation Programmes
The aspirant vowed to build on the successes recorded with the National Identification Number (NIN).
YANSTV reports that Nigeria is currently faced with security challenges ranging from insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and secessionist agitations.