The Police Service Commission, PSC, has said that the ongoing retreat for police officers is aimed at building capacity towards improving service delivery.
Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, who disclosed this in a statement, said the 4-day Management Retreat in Benin, Edo State, is supported by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.
According to the statement, the Commission believes that it will need to internally reform itself before it can effectively lead the challenge of reforming the Police for effective service delivery.
The statement read in part,“It is expected to deliver an action plan for the Commission which will assist in its oversight of the Police especially in its Reform Programme’’.
“The Retreat will attract all the Management Team of the Commission including its Directors and Heads of Departments; select senior Police Officers tangential to the assignment; Ministry of Police Affairs; Human Rights Commission; Civil Society Organisations, the United Nations delegation and Association of Retired Police Officers. Others are the UN Women, RULAC, the Academics, and the End SARS group.”
The statement also said that Dr Solomon Arase, the Chairman of the PSC, said the Commission wants to put its house in order so as to assist the Police to succeed in its lead role in the nation’s internal security.
“We will look at what has worked in the Commission, the challenges, the drawbacks, and with our eminent and distinguished invitees put together a working document for efficient and effective oversight of the Police,” he said.
Arase promised that the Commission will continue to develop policies for the overall benefit of the Nigeria Police Force and work side by side with other relevant stakeholders and non-state actors for effective service delivery.