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U.S consortium promises 227 fire states to Nigeria

The Project Development International, a consortium of companies in the United States has offered to construct 227 fire stations with state of the art equipment in Nigeria.Mr Abba Moro, the Minister of Interior, said on Monday in Abuja during a courtesy visit by US Ambassador James Entwistle that the US Trade and Development Agency had also offered a $300,000 grant for the training of officers and men of the Federal Fire Service.

He said that the support the US had extended to Nigeria was a way of showing its desire to continually work with and co-operate with the country in all aspects.

“In the true character of our existence and co-operation, the US has worked with the government of Nigeria in diverse areas especially at this moment of our national security challenge.

“The US has extended her hand of fellowship to Nigeria and we have gladly accepted,â€� Moro said.

The minister said that Nigeria had also accepted the assistance of the US in containing insurgency particularly in the north eastern part of the country.

He said that Nigeria had also accepted the US offer of assistance in intelligence gathering and sharing as it had a vast experience in insurgency and terrorism issues.

Earlier, Entwistle said his country was keen to work with Nigeria toward the realization of a shared biometric data on passports.

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