*Cross section of officers on training…
By ‘kanmi AKINLADE, Investigator Correspondent, Northern Zone/
ABUJA- POISED to effectively reorganize the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police IGP Alkali Usman Baba has held a 5 day working training for its officers and men on the menace of drugs and related crimes in the country. The training which was tagged train the trainers was held in conjunction with The Drug Salvation Foundation and the UNODC. A statement by the Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made available to CrimeWorld magazine online said the training was an avowal by the IGP to enhance human capacity development to allow for the effective move to curb the menace of drug abuse and misuse.’
He said, “The Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has partnered with The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) on a sensitization drive focused on Drugs & Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Care (DPTC) with a 5-day train-the-trainers workshop held at the Police Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja between Monday 1st and Friday 5th August 2022. The workshop which was organized with support from the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), was the first part of a series, that will not only expose Police Officers to an effective response to drugs and organized crime but strengthen police capacity and highlight road maps for effective reforms.
The train-the-trainers workshop which was declared open on Monday 1st August, 2022 at Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, will cascade down to all Police Commands across the Six (6) geo-political zones of the country through Police Training Institutions. The training participants comprised thirty (30) Police Officers drawn from different Departments, Zones, Commands and Formations of the Force.
The Inspector-General of Police, has therefore reiterated his commitment to training and human capacity development to sustain the collective fight to curb drug misuse which has formed the major stimulant for springing up of various dimensions of crimes and criminality in our society. The IGP equally appreciated the training partners for the reform efforts geared at bestowing the nation with a modernized, citizen-led, rule of law-guided, and professional Police Force.”
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