The Africa-Global Empowerment and Development Network on Wednesday said Qatari government will grant $1bn to the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force and the Nigeria Police, as well as other security agencies to acquire modern equipment.
President of AGED-Network, Dr Bala Kontagora, revealed this during a one-day ‘National Conference on the roles of Nigeria’s Security Agencies in the COVID-19 Pandemic Environment,’ organised in collaboration with the National Defence College in Abuja.
Kontagora said seeking funds from the Qatari government through Sheikh Badr Al-Hajri, and other international countries to equip the police and other agencies with modern equipment became essential as the security challenges increases across the country.
He said, “We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the 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 $1b from the government of Qatar through our unique and professional relationship with Sheikh (Dr.) Badr Al-Hajri, who personally visited AGED-Network in Abuja.”