Gaidam Upbeat about Nigeria’s Role in Assuring Global Peace  

Nigeria’s Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam has expressed optimism in the prospects of making the world safer, saying such could be achieved through international co-operations.

The Minister who said this in Vienna, Austria where he led the Nigerian delegation to the 91st Interpol General Assembly to commemorate the Centenary Celebrations, said Nigeria is already showing commitment in this regard as it is working closely with Interpol and its member countries to ensure a safer, more secure world.

He said Nigeria’s dedication to fostering effective partnerships with member countries to tackle crimes, combating terrorism and maintain global peace as well as commitment to ensuring public safety and upholding the principles of justice remains unwavering.

The Minister led the Nigerian delegation comprising Vice President Africa (INTERPOL), AIG Umar Garba (RTD); Director, Police Inspectorate Department (PID) Mrs. Bola Blessing Aderele; Head (INTERPOL, National Crime Bureau), AIG Lanre Bankole and others to the 91st Interpol General Assembly.

He acknowledged the pivotal role played by Interpol in promoting global security through its extensive network, data-sharing mechanisms, and operational support as well as funding of infrastructure in Nigeria

 “The centenary celebrations of Interpol served as a moment of reflection and appreciation of a century of international collaboration in law enforcement among member countries. Our active participation in the event further solidified Nigeria’s role as a responsible and proactive member of the international law enforcement community,” Gaidam.

Gaidam said, “Our presence highlighted Nigeria’s commitment to international security and cooperation as well as a renewed commitment from all member countries to work collectively in addressing the evolving challenges of crime in the 21st century.  The Minister stressed.

The Interpol General Assembly was an important platform for global law enforcement agencies to engage in constructive dialogue, exchange best practices, and strengthen collaboration in combating transnational crime.

During the assembly, discussions encompassed various topics, including the latest advancements in policing techniques, emerging security challenges, and strategies to enhance cross-border intelligence sharing.

The delegates were to deliberate on initiatives aimed at countering terrorism, cybercrime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and other forms of transnational criminal activities. The momentous event witnessed the gathering of 196 member countries from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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