IGP Admonishes UN to Make Policies on Sustainable Peace, Development

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has admonished the United Nations to make policies that will promote sustainable peace and development amongst its member nations, and continuously render necessary assistance towards improved policing system across the globe. 

IGP Usman Alkali Baba said in his remarks that on 1st of September, 2022 at a summit er the theme Fostering Sustainable Peace and Development through United Nations Policing.

Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a press statement explained that the event, which is the third of its kind, is a global platform that brings together Heads of Police Organizations from around the globe to discuss ways of strengthening global security and addressing cross-border threats through the unifying power of national and United Nations policing. 

The UNCOPS is an illustration of inclusive multilateralism at work. 

He equally assured of the Nigeria Police commitment to extending its manpower for effective peace operations where necessary.

Adejobi said the IGP seized the opportunity to meet with and engage the Under-Secretary-General, Department of Peace Operations, United Nations Headquarters, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, where they deliberated on many policing ideas as they affect the Nigeria Police Force and global security in general. 

The IGP also met with the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Mrs. Amina J. Mohammad on 1st September 2022. 

The Force PRO further added that as a round-off on the summit, the IGP will be visiting Washington DC today 2nd September, 2022, to meet with the Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Agency, a United States agency that has been supportive in the training and capacity building programmes of the NPF. 

The Inspector-General of Police has earlier promised and assured Nigerians of his commitment to harness all available means, both kinetic and non kinetic, to improve policing system in Nigeria with a view to curbing and suppressing crimes and criminality in Nigeria, and this forms the crux and fulcrum of his attendance at the summit.

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