By Festus Fifen
The Honourable Minister of State, Police Affairs, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim has sought collaboration between the Ministry of Police affairs and the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies(NIALS) for the exposure of the in-training police cadet to publications on the law on enforcement, human rights, and justices in Nigeria.
A statement from the Head of Public Relations and Press Unit Bolaji Kazeem. Hajia Imaan made the request during the presentation of the publications of the Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honorable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola by the Director General of the Institute Professor Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Police Affairs in Abuja.
Receiving the publications, Hajia Imaan stated that access to the E-Library of the publications or soft copy on the website of NIALS would expose the cadet and staff of the Ministry to the emerging laws and aid researchers to have seamless access to the rules on enforcement of human rights and other policy bulletins.
In her words, ” this is one of the processes of strengthening the capacity of the police ecosystem that would translate to the vision and mission of policing in the country and achieving Mr. President’s Renewed Hope Agenda.”
She added that there is a need for interfacing with the institute in all aspects of policy gaps in policing in the country adding that this will add value to the police ecosystem with respect to community policing, Police Public Complaints Committee (PPCC),and others to enable them to make an impact on the citizens in the country.
Earlier, the Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, ProfessorMuhammed Tawfiq Ladan pointed out that the purpose of the visit was to donate two sets of the institute publications on laws on enforcement, human rights, and justice system and empower the Ministry and the Police Academy.
According to him, “As we know that the Police Academy has faculty of Law, so we brought eight (8) specialized law journals, twenty-five (25) sets of books on human rights, policy bulletins on arrest, enforcement of human rights, pled bargaining and all relevant publications to the Ministry and for the Police Academy” He added,
“Our job is to empower the Ministry to descend to the academy so that the cadet being produced would be attuned to current policies, laws on human rights, and global best practices”.
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