Comrade Abba Patrick Moro said Nigeria would always remained indebted to the United States for showing concern and for intervening to resolve some of the problems the country was facing in delivering reliable services to the people.
The minister who stated this when he played host to the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, expressed the country's gratitude to the US for offering to help Nigeria build and upgrade about 227 fire stations and training of firemen in modern firefighting technologies to the tune of $300,000.
Comrade Moro who spoke about the United States efforts at placing the country's prisons and immigration services at par with sister nations said Nigeria stands on the same page with the US on making immigration a source of development rather than a means of spreading terrorism which is an instrument of oppression.
He commended President Barack Obama's recent declaration of Boko Haram as an international terrorist group as well as his decision to fix a price on information that would lead to arrest of leaders of the dreaded terror group.
The minister who appealed to the United States to be patience with the nation's slow process of democratisation explained that the President Goodluck Jonathan led administration is bent on building a viral democracy that will be free, fair and acceptable by all stakeholders.
In his response, Ambassador James Ebtwistle who was at the minister's office for formal introduction two months after resumption in Nigeria stressed the importance of strengthening the bilateral relation between both countries.