The Centre for Law Enforcement Education (CLEEN) foundation has said it is partnering the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Office of United States Embassy in Nigeria to train 66 law enforcement officers on open governance and effective communications.
The training which was launched Tuesday in Abuja was targeted at 50 men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force and 16 officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Speaking at the launch, the Counselor for Public Affairs of United States Embassy, Mr Aruna Amirthanayagam said that the goal of the project was to strengthen relations between criminal justice actors, anti-graft agencies, and citizens through improved and effective communications.
“This project will focus on supporting the EFCC and Police to provide timely and relevant information to the public on their efforts to fight crime and corruption,” Amirthanayagam said.
On his part, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris represented by Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr Joshok Habila urged the society to always help the police in providing information that will enhance better policing and greater security.
The Acting Chairman of the EFCC Mr Ibrahim Magu, represented by the commission’s Secretary Mr Emmanuel Adegboyega stressed the need for the general public to participate in anti-graft war as it cannot be left for the anti-graft agencies alone.