Nigerian chapter of the Africa Union, Economic, Social and Cultural Council, AU ECOSOCC and the Nigeria Police Force have agreed to partner on a capacity building programme to improve the relationship of the force with the civil society organisations.
The council, according to a statement made available to our correspondent, also declared its support for the policy welfare funds project.
Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase also declared his support for the council’s hosting of a strategic private sector project and palliative meeting in support of the Nigerian Police Welfare Funds, NPWF.
Both parties expressed their readiness to work together when the Nigeria representative of the council and the chairperson, Social Affairs and Health Cluster, Dr. Tunji Asaolu paid a courtesy visit to IGP in Abuja, recently.
Asaolu said his visit to the number one Police Chief was to seek his support for the operations of the AU ECOSOCC chapter in Nigeria.
He requested the IGP to send a representative to the inter-ministerial consultative council, IMCC and to also give an official desk at his office who will represent the Police in the Nigeria chapter of the council.
“We want you to endorse to host a strategic private sector project and palliative meeting to support the Nigerian Police Welfare Funds, NPWF, and the creation of African Centre for Social Development that will serve as a support centre for victims of violence, widow and children of the victim among the Police,” he said.
Arase, who welcomed the ideal of capacity building programme for his officers said the force is ready to partner with the council, since the focus of the force presently is on enhancing the capacity of the officers to face the current challenge.

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