Nigeria Police Receives Training Equipment And Furnitures From German Government, GS-Foundation, And UNDP

In a significant stride towards enhancing the capabilities of Nigeria Police Force personnel, the Global Security-Sector-Reform Foundation (GS-Foundation) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday,29th November 2023 at the Force Headquarters complex, Louis Edet House, handed over printed training manuals, curriculum, office furniture, fittings and equipment to four police colleges in Nigeria.

Speaking during the presentation, the Project Manager, and Team Lead of the GS-Foundation in Nigeria, Matthias Seeger affirmed the commitment of the GS-Foundation to responding effectively to identified needs.

Seeger stated, “This strategic initiative is a direct response to the expressed needs of the Department of Training and Development and our findings during the needs assessment earlier this year. GS-Foundation is proud to collaborate with UNDP to provide essential resources that will significantly enhance training facilities and methodologies of these Police colleges.”

Speaking on behalf of the German Government, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nigeria, Annett Günter, represented by Christoph Schuetts acknowledged the challenges the Nigeria Police Force faces daily and commends the Nigeria Police Force for its dedícation and resilience, saying, “ln acknowledgment of the tireless dedication and professionalism of the Nigerian Police, l emphasize that the provision of modem furniture and advanced IT equipment, as part of the ongoing police reform, generously supported by the Federal Republic of Germany, not only enhances their work but also makes a significant contribution to the security and efficiency of our community”

Receiving the equipment and pieces of furniture on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, the DIG Training and Development, DIG Frank Mba underscored the importance of well-equipped police colleges in driving the reform agenda.

He expressed appreciation for the collaboration, stating, “This donation reflects a joint effort to address identified needs. it allows us not only to train personnel at the Force Headquarters in Abuja but also to optimize training facilities in Oji River, Maiduguri, Kaduna, and Ilorin.

DIG Frank Mba expressed gratitude, saying, “This support is invaluable and directly addresses our identified needs. We appreciate the collaboration with GS-Foundation and UNDP particularly the German Government’s funding, making this significant initiative possible.”

The handover ceremony was attended by DIG Frank Mba, the DlG of the Department of Training and Development, Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi among other senior officers.

DIG Frank Mba received the items procured on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun.

The donation was accomplished as part of the ongoing police reform with funding support from the Federal Republic of Germany. This initiative marks another milestone in the ongoing partnership with the Nigeria Police.

Building on previous collaborations, such as the procurement of office equipment and furniture in October 2022 and the refurbishment of the Central Planning and Training Unit (CPTU) in Jos, Nigeria, in May 2023, this initiative underscores the commitment to fostering positive change within the police force.

This strategic donation is equally a response to a request from the Department of Training and Development (DTD) and a comprehensive needs assessment Visit conducted earlier in the year. The intervention seeks to address the specific needs identified during multiple assessment visits geared towards ensuring that Police colleges in Oji River, Maiduguri, Kaduna, and Ilorin receive vital support for optimal training environments.

The equipment, including office furniture, fittings and essential training tools, aims to elevate the training capabilities of these institutions. The donation includes printed training manuals and curricula that will be circulated across all institutions, fostering a standardised and comprehensive approach to training within the Nigeria Police Force.

The partnership demonstrates the shared commitment of the GS-Foundation, UNDP, and the German Government to further police reform, training, and capacity-building efforts in Nigeria as they work with the Nigeria Police Force.