Nigeria Police partners drug control group on training

Posted by News Express | 26 August 2020 | 517 times

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The President of The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) and National Coordinator of NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club, Mr. Wilson Ighodalo, has presented an award to the Inspector General of Police for their collaboration in training and capacity building.

The presentation was made during a courtesy meeting on the IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

He noted that partnership with the police will go a long way in motivating the group to give their best.

Mr Ighodalo said in line with its core mandate, the Club has decided to honour Mr. Adamu and the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) DCP Frank Mba, for their “priceless support.”

He also presented the IGP the First Phase Pilot Reports on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care (DPTC) Sensitisation Training for Nigeria Police Force. Training for mindset engineering of the Nigeria Police Force on response to drugs.

IGP Adamu had supported drug control in Nigeria by approving training for police personnel on response to Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care (DPTC) Sensitisation Training for the Nigeria Police Force.

Another remarkable aspect of the training is the addition of combating cultism and using sports, especially football to engage youths and steer them away from criminal activities.

While making the presentation in Abuja, Ighodalo said that the award is to encourage the Police boss to do more for the country by building the capacity of police officers on response to drugs evidence based practice as well as eradicating cultism in the country.

“We also honour DCP Mba (FPPRO) for his tireless work as image maker for the Nigeria Police Force. The club will continue to honour policemen who have excelled in the discharge of their duties adding that police officers have played pivotal role in the nation’s crime prevention,” Ighodalo stated.

He commended the IGP for drastically reducing crime despite the huge security challenges in the country.

Said he: “While the Foundation is building the capacity of police on decriminalization and respect for the human rights of drug users, the search for more effective responses by law enforcement authorities and the community generally must be stepped up.

“Police also need to adopt harm reduction approaches to reduce the negative consequences of drug use for those who continue to use illicit drugs due to addiction.

“The IGP is determined to bridge the gap between the Police and the public through professionalism.

“Nigerians also expect to see a police force that is very disciplined and focused on her traditional responsibility of fighting crime and protecting society.

“But above all, supporting the police with laurels can motivate the Force to give its best at all times.”



•PHOTO: TDSF President/National Coordinator of NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club, Wilson Ighodalo, presenting the award in Abuja . . . recently


Source: News Express

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