Nigeria Police Partner German Govt, Reaffirm Commitment To Human-Rights-Based Policing

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Updated November 24, 2021

Nigeria Police Force has received a delegation of the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and promised to remain committed to Human-Rights-Based Policing.

The German delegation visited on Tuesday at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, the IGP said the Nigeria Police is ready to cooperate with the German delegation and other development partners on creating enabling platform for general reforms of the Force to promote professionalism, human-rights-based and effective policing of the country.

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The statement added that “the collaboration is focused on enhancing the capacity of the Nigeria Police Force in thematic areas of training, intelligence gathering, forensic capabilities, information, and communication technology, and human rights-based policing to catalyze a result-oriented reform in key sectors of the Nigeria Police structure and bring about a paradigm shift in alignment with global best standards.”

The meeting with the German delegation was also aimed at creating, designing, and running a Police Reform programme for the Nigeria Police Force with support from the German Government through its Global Security Sector Reform Foundation (GS-F).

It is against the backdrop of the Presidential Reform Plan of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR through the Nigeria/German Binational Commission’s Agreement on Police Reforms.

The German delegation was led by Alexandre Callegaro, Deputy Director for West and Central Africa, German Federal Foreign Office, and Sascha Weh, Police Adviser at the German Federal Foreign Office, Matthias Seeger, a retired Inspector-General, and other retired officers of the German Federal Police attached to German Global Security Sector Reform Foundation (GS-F).

The meeting also had in attendance the Inspector-General of Police, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Finance and Administration, DIG Sanusi Lemu, and other members of the Force management team.