Nigeria Police Force partners UNODC, organizes legal workshop to boost human rights policing

In a concerted effort to enhance professionalism and service delivery within the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Legal Department has organized a two-day workshop aimed at fortifying effective, efficient, and sustainable human rights-based policing.

Simultaneously, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun convened a crucial meeting with police lawyers on Tuesday, underscoring a strategic push towards operational excellence and accountability.

Representing IGP Egbetokun, Deputy Inspector General of Police Alabi Abiodun Sylvester, fdc, emphasized the significance of equipping officers with essential skills to address human rights and gender-sensitive matters, fostering a culture of respect for human rights and adherence to the rule of law.

The workshop, held from May 7th, served as a pivotal platform for enhancing legal expertise within the Force, aligning with broader initiatives to bolster public trust and confidence.

Concurrently, the NPF has partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to reinforce oversight and accountability mechanisms across police operations. Under the theme “Projects to strengthen the oversight and accountability mechanisms of the Nigeria Police,” a comprehensive workshop spanning May 7th to May 9th at the Bolton White Hotel, FCT, Abuja, is facilitating dialogue and capacity-building among officers, particularly those within the Complaint Response Unit (CRU).

This collaborative effort underscores a proactive approach towards transparency, integrity, and human rights in law enforcement practices. The IGP extended gratitude to UNODC for its instrumental role in organizing this critical training, emphasizing the mutual commitment to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding human rights.

By fostering partnerships and investing in professional development, the Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its dedication to transformative change, ensuring that policing efforts are not only effective and efficient but also anchored in principles of accountability and respect for human rights.

This strategic focus is poised to yield tangible improvements in service delivery and community engagement, setting a progressive precedent for law enforcement practices nationwide.

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