POLICE REFORM: 5-DAY TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS WORKSHOP ON RESPONSE TO DRUGS AND RELATED ORGANIZED CRIME IN NIGERIA ROUNDS OFF IN ABUJA
Published by Streetwise Magazine
• Workshop Highlighted Roadmaps for Effective Reform, as IGP Harps on Collective Anti-Drug War
A 5-day train-the-trainers workshop on Drugs and Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Care (DPTC) organized by the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba in partnership with The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) rounds-off in Abuja.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated that, “The Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, 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.”
According to the statement, “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.”
Meanwhile, 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.