“We just got the approval for officers from NAPTIP to be present at the different ports. We need you to know the importance of our collaboration with you on the border. We have to find ways to step up our intelligence in Nigeria. We have too many illegal borders.”

Edu also said the social register would be expanded to capture widows of paramilitary officers who died in active service, adding that inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Services would benefit from skill acquisition programme of her ministry.

Tunji-Ojo, in his response, said the inter-ministerial committee headed by the two permanent secretaries in the two ministries would work out modalities to strengthen the focus of their agenda.