UNDP representatives meet IGP, seeks partnership on police reform

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, is seeking concrete partnership with the police high command in fostering police reform agenda of the government.

The body, led by its Resident Representative, Mr. Mohammed Yahya met the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba and members of the Force Management Team today.

Yahya came on the mission with his team, which included representatives of the German Government at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, as part of the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms Agenda for the Nigeria Police Force.

According to spokesman of the police, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, “During the meeting, the UNDP Resident Representative discussed areas of further collaborations with the Nigeria Police Force to achieve the Presidential Action Plan for Police Reforms in the country. The areas considered and deliberated upon include training and retraining, support in acquisition of logistics such as ICT-based gadgets and intelligence networks, welfare, in line with the President’s approved road map.

“The Inspector-General of Police expressed the willingness of the Force under his Command to support the UNDP, international community and other relevant agencies under the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms. He similarly discussed some projects that have been completed under his watch in line with the Police Reform Agenda such as the completion of  more than 120 model police stations across the country, construction of modern NPF Resource Centre, provision of barrack accommodation to some officers and men of the Force, health facilities, and other developmental projects across the country, as well as the yearly recruitment of 10,000 Police Constables to boost the manpower drive of the Nigeria Police Force which are all catalytic to improved service delivery of the NPF.

“In the same vein, the Inspector-General of Police appreciated the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the amiable leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, for its continuous support in all areas to reposition and boost the police for effective and efficient service delivery in Nigeria.

“He further reiterated the commitment of the Police Force to improving its services at all levels in order to have better security and public safety in Nigeria.”

 

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