Britain, through its Justice for All, J4A Programme, has applauded Nigeria Police over its handling of sexual assault cases.
J4A, in its recent independent study concluded that the Nigeria Police Force satisfaction rate was comparatively high, a departure from previous low ratings.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah, J4A Nigeria funded the establishment of the first Sexual Assault Referral Centre, SARC, in Lagos State in 2013, and the following year, a second centre was set up in Enugu State to provide medical counselling and legal support for victims of sexual violence.
DCP Awunah said the two centres operate feedback systems to better understand the needs of their clients and how they view experience at the SARC.
“The results are testimonies to the changes occurring in Police Stations where the J4A programme has worked and to the Police officers elsewhere trained by the programme.
The Force PRO said J4A ratings of the Nigeria Police Force showed that the aspect of Police engagement Proportion performance is “Very Good or good, while the communication skills of police officer is 94%, even as sensitivity of Police officer is also 94%, and the Information provided by the Police officer is 92%.
He said the feedback on the engagement with the SARC counsellors was even more positive, stating that in the Aspect of Counselors engagement Proportion performance ’’very good’’ or good, Communication skills of the counselor (98%), Sensitivity of the Police officer (100%).
The statement said the Inspector General of Police, Ag IGP Ibrahim K. Idris and his management Team appreciated the rating, which is a clear testimony of his determination to turn around the Nigeria Police Force for more efficient service delivery by ensuring that the Force carried out its statutory duties based on international core values of Policing with integrity for a safer Nigeria.
“The IGP assured J4A that the Nigeria Police Force under his leadership will continue to partner with the organisation in all areas of its engagements in Nigeria to further strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the organisation and the Force.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that Justice For All programme supports Nigerian-led reform of the justice sector, as it works alongside counterparts from the entire justice community: the courts, the police, anti-corruption agencies and civil society, to help develop the capacity, accountability and responsiveness of the sector in delivering Justice For All Nigerians.

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