The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, has said President Bola Tinubu is committed to reforming the Nigeria Police Force.
According to him, apart from the Special Committee on Police Reform constituted by the President during the last National Police Council meeting, the Office of the NSA has agreed with the United Nations Development Programme and the German Embassy for a comprehensive police reform initiative.
He noted that the agreement with UNDP would support the work of the Special Committee on Police Reform.
A statement on Saturday by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari Mijinyawa, said Ribadu stated this during a meeting with the UNDP Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya, and the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Gunther.
The statement partly read, “The Office of the National Security Adviser has entered into a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the German Embassy in Abuja for a comprehensive police reform initiative.
“The agreement is expected to support the work of the Special Committee on Police Reform constituted by President Bola 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 for 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 of the 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 the 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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