Mr Alan Tousignant, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when he led a security delegation on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau.
The envoy said that the delegation which comprised a crack team of the U.S Security Governance Initiative (SGI) was in the country as a follow-up to its earlier visit in January.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the SGI is an initiative of the U.S. Government that offers enhanced security technical assistance to six African countries, including Nigeria.
Tousignant stressed that they were in Nigeria at the request of the Nigerian Government to provide a holistic security technical assistance and not to donate any equipment.
He explained that the Federal Government identified three major areas of partnership to include enhancing the Ministry of Interior’s emergency response coordination, Ministry of Defence’s procurement procedure and the civilian security planning for the North-East.
He said that the week-long interaction between the SGI team and the Nigerian security agencies would fashion out a robust roadmap to ensure better efficiency, transparency and justice in Nigeria’s security architecture.
NAN reports that officials from the Nigeria Police Force, Army, Air Force, Navy, Immigration, Prisons, Civil Defence and Fire Service are all part of the strategic meeting.