Insecurity is a threat to peaceful co-existence and development of any nation. However, it is not indigenous with Nigeria but a global phenomenon which must be tackled with global support.
Speaking during the Belgian Ambassador, H.E David Bertrand courtesy visit on Monday, 15th February, 2021 in Abuja, the Hon. Minister said there is need for more infrastructure, accommodation and manpower to boost effectiveness amongst men of the police force hence, Federal government’s unwavering effort in reforming the police. Dingyadi noted that policing infrastructure and expertise can also be improved if the existing Belgium security relations with the Sahel region can be explored.
Dingyadi further said that special attention is being paid in the areas of training, procurement of equipment and technology. “The police is structured to spread across the country thus introduction of community policing will help a great deal in curbing insecurity, even at the grass roots“.
Earlier, the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, David Bertrand said the purpose of the visit is to discuss the internal security situation in Nigeria and the role of the Police as well as possible, ways to strengthen the bilateral relations between Nigeria and Belgium. He commended the Nigeria Police Force on their expertise in the discharge of their duties particularly Police personnel posted to protect diplomats. The Ambassador noted that Nigeria is the first economy in Africa and most important country as far as democracy is concerned and as such deserves cooperation and partnership to sustain lasting peace and security.
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Ministry of Police Affairs.