The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has entered into a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Embassy for a comprehensive police reform initiative in Nigeria.
The pact was sealed at a meeting between the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu with the UNDP Resident Representative, Mohamed Yahya and the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Annett Gunther in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Head of Strategic Communications in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Zakari Mijinyawa on Saturday.
Mijinyawa explained that the agreement was expected to support the work of the Special Committee on Police Reform constituted by President Bola Tinubu during the last National Police Council meeting.
He said that during the meeting, the NSA reiterated Tinubu’s commitment to lead a comprehensive police reform process anchored on trust, human rights, rule of law and efficient public service.
The ONSA’s spokesman noted that Ribadu acknowledged UNDP’s ongoing support for the modernisation of police training and extensive support to police reform in Nigeria.
According to him, Ribadu also conveyed to the German ambassador, Nigeria’s appreciation for Germany’s financial and technical support to police reform in Nigeria.