NIGERIA: The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) has trained the personnel of the Nigeria Police force (NPF) on conflict management and human rights.
The event themed; “Psychological Development, Human Rights, the Rights of the Police and Conflict Management” took place in the National capital of Nigeria, Abuja.
The training which cuts across the geo-political zones is aimed at re-equipping and broadening the Police officers’ perspectives on innovative and up-to-date policing approaches.
According to the Minister of Police Affairs (MPA), Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, the training will open a new chapter on how to deal with issues of conflict management and human rights by strengthening the understanding between the Police and the public. And it will also harness human intelligence for crime control.
“This will immensely improve your knowledge, enhance your job performance, create an avenue for the exchange of ideas, ensure your overall skills development and bring you up to date in modern policing techniques. I, therefore, know that at the end of this training, you will come out refreshed, reinvigorated, and adequately repositioned for more effective delivery of your challenging task of protecting the nation and most especially, well equipped to provide adequate security during the 2023 general elections,” said Dingyadi while addressing the personnel.
Dingyadi who represented the Director (General Services), Edenmaya Ibiroke Brayia said that implementing the NPTF is timely and, as it helps in providing solutions to the lack of adequate funds in the Police force which has prevented the NPF from working in their full capacity.
Dingyadi added that, It is, therefore, the collective aspiration of all Nigerians that the NPTF, should bridge the funding and other developmental gaps in the policing and internal security sector by providing the NPF with required operational tools and equipment, training and re-training of personnel and the motivation of officers and men through improved welfare. Therefore, what we are witnessing here today is indeed a move in the right direction aimed at actualizing the lofty ideas of Buhari in establishing the Trust Fund.
In his address, the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) represented by the Director (Planning, Research, and Statistics), Muhammad Yahaya stated the training was part of the training activities of the year 2021 budget as appropriated by the National Assembly signed into law by President Buhari in July 2021 and the programs were selected to make a contentious need-based assessment program undertaken by the Nigerian Police force, Ministry of the Police Affairs and the NPTF.
He said the objective of the police training is to enhance the operational police preparedness to effectively tackle security challenges in the country to secure the lives and properties of citizens.