The government of the United Kingdom and members of the Civil Society Organization (CSOS) in Abuja are advocating for the need to strengthen Nigeria’s security and justice system ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The head of security and Justice Department at the British High Commission and members of the civil society organization want security agencies to function within the confines of the laws during the polls.
They also appeal to the national assembly to make new laws that would strengthen the Nations security and justice system.
The Executive Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy Center, PLAC, Clement Nwankwo at the meeting said Nigeria as a country is committed to respecting treaties that are in international best practices.
The Head, Security, Justice, Reforms Programmes of British Economy, Pauline Owen said it is the responsibility of Nigeria and its citizens to promote peace and stability.
“Nigeria, its citizens, government structure and security bodies have a critical and positive role to play in promoting peace and stability throughout the region.”