The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), has stressed the need to strengthen existing bilateral ties between Nigeria and the State of Israel, describing it as vital considering the enormous security challenges facing the country at this time. Gen Dambazau stated this when he received the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria and Permanent Representative of Israel to ECOWAS, Guy Feldman in his office in Abuja. He said that the collaboration between the two countries would greatly assist Nigeria in tackling insecurity in the country. Earlier, the Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria and Permanent Representative of Israel to ECOWAS, Guy Feldman, said his visit was to boost Israel’s existing relations with Nigeria and to convey Israeli’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s intention to visit Nigeria. In a vote of thanks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammad Maccido, thanked the Israeli Ambassador, stating that the partnership would greatly help to build the capacity of the nation’s security personnel. He said that the Ministry of Interior would be ready to receive the Israeli Prime Minister whenever he would visit the country.