Qatar to Give Army, Police $1b Billion to Fight Terrorism.
Nigeria to clampdown Terrorists, bandits and other criminals as the government of Qatar has pledged to support the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force Police, and other security agencies with a billion dollars.
The money is believed will be used to source for modern scientific equipment, the Africa-Global Empowerment and Development Network (AGED-Network).
According to DailyTrust, the President of AGED-Network, Dr Bala Kontagora, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja during a one-day National Conference on the roles of Nigeria’s Security Agencies in the COVID-19 Pandemic Environment, organised in collaboration with National Defense College.
Kontagora said seeking funds from the Qatari government through Sheikh (Dr.) Badr Al-Hajri, and other international countries to equip the police and other agencies with modern equipment became imperative due to growing security challenges across the country.
“We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Defence College through the centre for strategic research and studies with the primary purpose of advancing security sector reforms and synergies between all security agencies.
“Our relentless efforts have enabled us to secure One billion USD from the government of Qatar through our unique and professional relationship with Sheikh (Dr.) Badr Al-Hajri, who personally visited AGED-Network in Abuja.”
He reiterated that with the lessons learnt from recent security threats, including the just concluded nationwide #EndSARS protests and looming post-COVID crisis, security operatives have to re-double their efforts.