Acting Canadian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Nicholas Simard, has disclosed his country's readiness to support Nigeria with $10 million in its battle against insecurity.
Simard, who spoke during his visit to the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, in Abuja, clarified the need to build the capacity of personnel of the Police Force, among other things to diminish violence.
Head of Press and Public Relations Unit in the Ministry of Police Affairs, Odutayo Oluseyi, quoted Simard in a statement at the weekend as saying Nigeria is a multi-faceted developing country, with insecurity posing a great challenge to its growth.
According to him, the High Commissioner said this has turned out to be a thing of worry, necessitating their advocacy.
Simard also applauded the Police for the many services they rendered him since his assumption of duties came in the country.
The Minister noted the cordial relationship between Nigeria and Canada has become even stronger over the years.
He stated that the efforts and achievements of Canada in promoting human rights, peace and unity, not only in Nigeria but across Africa could not be over-emphasised.
He said the Nigerian government had instituted mechanisms to ensure no individual’s right is trampled upon unjustifiably, even while making sure security of lives and properties of the citizenry remain top official priority.