Insecurity: Wike hints on drones deployment, seeks collaboration with Hungary 




Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barr Nyesom Wike has intensified actions to partner with Hungary in the areas of security and agriculture.

The initiative was revealed, Thursday, at his office Abuja when he played host to the Consul-General of the Embassy of Hungary in Nigeria, Endre Peter Deri.

While highlighting the administration’s commitment to addressing security challenges, Wike expressed interest in acquiring drones to enhance security measures.

He emphasised the need to determine the most suitable type of drones for the FCT and ensure their efficiency and reliability.

He said: “Security has been an issue, but by the grace of God, we are able to tackle the issue. We want to have drones, and discussions will be held with your people to determine the type of drones we need.”

In addition to security, the minister emphasised the importance of agriculture and expressed readiness to collaborate with Hungary.

He offered land for agricultural projects, highlighting the potential for a mutually beneficial partnership.

Echoing Wike’s sentiments, the Consul-General of the Embassy of Hungary in Nigeria, Endre Peter Deri praised the minister for his remarkable achievements within a short period.

He conveyed Hungary’s willingness to sell drones to the FCTA to address security concerns and presented a proposal for collaboration.

Furthermore, Deri mentioned the University of Agriculture’s readiness to cooperate with the FCT in ensuring food security through sustainable production practices, particularly through public-private partnerships (PPP).