Arase Receives Leadership Of Road Transport Employers’ Association Of Nigeria
………Calls for robust partnership to fight criminality in Nigeria
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase on Thursday, September 7th, 2023, received the National Leadership of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN where he called for robust partnership between the association and the Nigeria Police Force to assist fight and contain criminality across the country.
A statement on Thursday, 7th September 2023 signed by the PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said that Dr. Arase said the Association is a strategic partner in the fight against crime and criminality in the country.
He noted that the Nigeria Police Force will be willing and ready to partner with the association, especially taking into cognizance the role they play in the movement of goods, services, and persons in the country.
The PSC Chairman said the Police will need vital information from Members of the association as they encounter Nigerians across the length and breadth of the country. He commended them for the assistance they give to the Police during elections and called for an improved and strategic partnership that will be enduring and productive.
He also commended the association for giving timely information to the Police on the activities of criminals.
The PSC Chairman said this is the time for all stakeholders to come together to rescue the nation from the hands of bandits.
Earlier, the Executive National Chairman of the Association, Dr. Musa Mohammed (Maitakobi) who was represented by the National Vice President Administration, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Bishara said the Association was impressed by the numerous initiatives and Reforms undertaken by the Commission under Dr. Arase’s watch to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Police Force.
“The progress made in areas such as community policing, training and development, and technological advancements is truly remarkable and a testament to the Commission’s commitment to continuous improvement as well as the measures taken to bring reform and sanity in the Nigeria Police both in recruitment and in-service” he noted.
Alhaji Bishara said the Association felt inspired and motivated to contribute to the betterment of law enforcement practices as its Constitution says “We should liaise with the law enforcement agencies in discharging our duties”.
According to him, the Association greatly appreciates the opportunity to learn from the best practices implemented by the Commission, and “we look forward to incorporating these insights in our work”
He said the Association will remain committed to supporting the Commission’s endeavours and look forward to future collaborations, especially in the area of recruitment “of our unemployed youth who are capable of contributing their quota in Nigeria as well as to have well-coordinated security activities between the Nigeria Police and RTEAN Marshal which is presently liaising with Nigerian police in Information sharing in the motor parks and bus stop “.
The Deputy President of the Association urged the Commission to build more on artificial intelligence to curtail the insecurity facing the country.