By Ola Fadoju

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, and members of the Force Management Team met with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Yahya and his team, including representatives of the German Government on Monday 19th September 2022, at the Force Headquarters Abuja, as part of the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms Agenda for the Nigeria Police Force.

In a press statement, Force Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that during the meeting, the UNDP Resident Representative discussed areas of further collaboration 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 acquiring logistics such as ICT-based gadgets and intelligence networks, and 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, the 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 a 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.

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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