ONSA Partners UNDP, Germany on Comprehensive Police Reform Process  

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L-R IGP (RTD) Mathias Seeger, NSA Nuhu Ribadu, German Ambassador Annett Gunther, UNDP Resident Representative Mohamed Yahya.
L-R IGP (RTD) Mathias Seeger, NSA Nuhu Ribadu, German Ambassador Annett Gunther, UNDP Resident Representative Mohamed Yahya.
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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has met German Ambassador to Nigeria and the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) representative to Nigeria, agreeing to churn out comprehensive initiative for an iconic police reform in the country.

Ambassador Annett Gunther, German Ambassador to Nigeria and Mohamed Yahya, UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, met Ribadu at the ONSA office, near Aso Rock, where the agreement was reached.

According to Head Strategic Communication for ONSA, Mallam Zakari Mijinyawa, “The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has entered into a partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the German Embassy in Abuja for a comprehensive police reform initiative.

“The pact was sealed at a meeting between the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu with the UNDP Resident Representative Mohamed Yahya and the German Ambassador to Nigeria Annett Gunther on Friday, November 17, 2023.

“The agreement is expected to support the work of the Special Committee on Police Reform constituted by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the last National Police Council meeting.

“During the meeting the NSA reiterated President Tinubu’s commitment to lead a comprehensive police reform process anchored on trust, human rights, rule of law and efficient public service.

 

“The NSA acknowledged UNDP’s ongoing support for the modernization of police training and extensive support to police reform in Nigeria.

 

“Ribadu also conveyed to the German Ambassador Nigeria’s appreciation for Germany’s financial and technical support to police reform in Nigeria.

 

“The partnership will build on UNDP’s support to Police Reform Initiative in Nigeria and support Nigeria’s long term effort to build a professional police service.

 

“The German Ambassador welcomed Nigeria’s decision to reform its police and assured the NSA of Germany’s commitment to this initiative. On his part , the UNDP Resident Representative expressed the UNDP’s readiness to partner in delivering on the Federal Government’s police reform Programme.”

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