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Peace and Security, My Topmost Priority – DINGYADI, Celebrates Birthday

The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs has expressed delight at the dedication and commitment of staff of the Ministry of Police Affairs led by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Temitope Fashedemi.  He made this statement on wed. 17th Oct. 2021 during a surprise birthday celebration that was organized for him by the staff of the Ministry.

Dingyadi said that the mandate of the Ministry which is to provide policy framework to actualize security and peace in Nigeria was upmost in his heart and he encouraged staff of the ministry to be more dedicated and hardworking towards achieving the goal.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Temitope Fashedemi said there is need for everyone to be thankful to God as they mark another year in their life and expressed delight at the maturity and fatherly manner at which the Hon. Minister has been piloting the affairs of the ministry. He said further that the rare quality of gentility and understanding exhibited by the Hon. Minister, will not only make the Honorable Minister achieve further progress in the discharge of the mandate given to him  but also encourage staff to emulate such virtue

The Director, Legal Service, Bolarinde Omoluabi in his vote of thanks, thanked the Hon. Minister and pledged the total support and renewed commitment of the staff of MPA towards achieving the mandate given to the ministry.

Odutayo Oluseyi

Head P&PRU (MPA)

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9,694 Special Constabularies to be Dispatched to Communities

The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has expressed delight in the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari. He made this statement at the passing out parade for pioneer Special Constables from Zamfara state at Police College, Kaduna on the 13th November, 2020.

He said a total number of 9,694 special constabularies are graduating  in  13 other different training centres across the country simultaneously  who have been trained in Basic Police Duties, Concept of rule of law, Police Community Relations, Intelligence Gathering, Neighborhood Policing, Basic Knowledge of Human Rights and Consequence of abuse of office in a democratic setting, amongst others and are ready to be deployed to their various communities to bring Police activities closer to the people.

He said ‘’What we are witnessing today forms the nucleus of community policing initiative and the reform agenda of Mr. President’’ While affirming the justification of the establishment of Ministry of Police Affairs, he said community policing in Nigeria is one of the dynamic innovations aimed at bringing policing closer to the people through their participation to effectively curb crime and criminality. He said further that the knowledge they have acquired on the need for respect of human right in a democratic setting will be of immense benefits in the discharge of their duties to forestall such infractions, which led to recent #EndSars protest in the country.

Dingyadi appreciated the efforts of the Inspector General of Police and his Management team, State Governors, Local Govt. Chairmen, Community Leaders and other Stakeholders who worked collectively to achieve the feet.

Speaking earlier, the commandant, Police college Kaduna, CP Abdulkarim Dauda psc said the passing out of the special constabulary at the Police College is historic and implored them to operate professionally, gallantly, courageously and to live above board in the discharge of their responsibilities while shunning all forms of corruption and its tendencies.

He thanked the Honourable Minister of Police Affairs and the Inspector General of Police for giving him and the Institution the opportunity to train the special constabulary.


Odutayo Oluseyi

AD/ Head Press &PRU


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Minister Seeks Youth Involvement in the Reform of the Police


The Hon. Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, has assured Nigerians that the reform of the Police Force have commenced in earnest.  He made this statement during a courtesy call by the Deputy high commissioner, Gill Atkinson of the British high commission in his office today, 19th October, 2020.

Dingyadi said the federal government have absorbed all the demands of the protesters and is seeking for their involvement and cooperation to ensure the process of the reform of the police is perfected. He said, that state governors have been directed to immediately establish a state-based Special Security and Human Rights Committee to be chaired by the governors in their states, to supervise the newly formed police tactical units and all other security agencies located in the state.

The idea of the Special Security and Human Rights Committee in all states of the federation and the FCT is to ensure that police formations and other security agencies in the state consistently protect the human rights of citizens.

Members of the Special Committee would also include representatives of youths and civil society. The head of police tactical units in each of the states would also be a member of the committee. Each state government is to set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry; the panel is to be chaired by a retired High Court Judge, with other members selected by the state governor as follows:

*Two representatives of Civil Society groups
*One Retired Police Officer of high repute
*One Youth Representative
*One Student Representative
*One Representative of the State Attorney-General and a representative from the National Human Rights Commission.

He said already, seven states have complied with the directive of the federal government and more are willing. He said further that training has commenced today on the new Special weapon and tactics Team (SWAT) which he will personally supervise.

He expressed gratitude at the concern of the British Government towards a peaceful democratic government in Nigeria, assuring them that government have been very cautious and lenient with the protesters, even though some protesters have taken laws into their hands. He said Mr. President is democratic and has a listening ear and is committed to peaceful protest and will always encourage such.

He said, a five-year strategic plan for the reform of the police is underway and all machineries have been put in place for the functioning of the Police Trust Fund despite some court cases that is threatening to slow the process.

Speaking earlier, the Deputy British High Commissioner, Gill Atkinson and the Programme Coordinator, Security Justice reform, Napoleon Enayaba have expressed concern about the current development in the country.  She said, the British government has always and is willing to continually support the federal government, particularly in the area of policing. She suggested the need for clear and different form of training to the new SWAT TEAM was important and cautioned on the use of force against the protesters and seeks the support of the ministry towards programmes and activities of the British government towards policing in Nigeria.


Odutayo Oluseyi

AD/ Head Press & Public Relations (MPA)

19th October, 2020

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