By Chizoba Ogbeche
The Nigeria Police has trained commandants of police colleges across the country on the effective implementation of the recently introduced human rights syllabus for police colleges and institutions aimed at enhancing professionalism and ethics among police officers.
Speaking at the training workshop organised in collaboration with the Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, the Ministry of Police Affairs, and Police Service Commission, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, expressed hope that the new syllabus would foster citizens’ confidence in the Force.
The IGP, who was represented by the DIG training, Atiku Kafur, said the syllabus would streamline the training on human rights and enable police personnel adhere to the rule of law and observance of fundamental human rights in all ramifications of police duties.
he said: “Policing in a democracy is premised on adherence to the rule of law and observance of fundamental human rights in all ramifications of police duties and this human rights syllabus will enhance professionalism and ethics among officers.”
Earlier, the executive director, PRAWA, Dr. Uju Agomoh, said the seminar was meant to train the commandants that were expected to pass their knowledge on to the junior officers and personnel.