CLEEN Foundation Holds Capacity Building Workshop For Police Oversight Agencies
As the most visible manifestation of Government authority and the lead agency responsible for maintaining public peace and safety, the Nigeria Police Force has come under great scrutiny as allegations of police brutality and arbitrary misuse of power continue to cast a shadow of mistrust on Police-citizens relations, a situation which climaxed into the 2020 End SARS protests.
Consequently upon the foregoing, CLEEN Foundation, held a one-day capacity building workshop for police oversight agencies from the Ministry of Police Affairs (MPA), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Police Service Commission (PSC), to enhance their skillset and strategies needed for improved mandate delivery and organisational effectiveness in line with international best practices in policing that includes – due process, respect for the rule of law, transparency, and accountability.
The workshop encouraged inter-agency collaboration, cooperation, peer-reviews, self-assessment of individual agency performance, impact assessment of implemented strategies and internal accountability mechanisms in the performance of their functions.
The capacity building workshop held on 13th April 2022 was in line with the ongoing interventions of CLEEN Foundation to stimulate and inspire a human rights centred approaches and compliance for effective police and policing strategies towards entrenching deeper democratic principles and values in Nigeria, under the Strengthening Police Reform Project in Nigeria funded by the MacArthur Foundation.