ONSA, UNDP, German Embassy meet to reform Nigerian Police

ONSA, UNDP, German Embassy meet to reform Nigerian Police

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Office of the National Security Adviser has continued it’s drive towards total reform of the country’s Security entering partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the German Embassy.

The meeting in Abuja is expected to lead to a comprehensive police reform initiative.

This is contained in a press release by Zakari Mijinyawa, Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser.

He said 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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