SUPPORTING POLICE REFORM PROCESSES IN NIGERIA (SPRPIN) PROJECT
The Supporting Police Reform Processes in Nigeria (SPRPiN) project is in its second year of implementation, with the first year seeing significant progress thanks to support from the Federal Government, the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President, the Ministry of Police Affairs, the Police Service Commission, the NPF, and development partners. Results achieved include the establishment of the Police Reform and Transformation Office (PORTO), the training of police trainers and divisional police commandants, and the enhancement of the capacity of the Force PRO for effective communication.
Despite these achievements, there are still challenges affecting the effectiveness of the NPF, such as inadequate training facilities and a lack of awareness among officials and the public regarding the reform process. CLEEN Foundation aims to support the SPRPiN in reinforcing the reform process by building on the lessons learned from the first phase of implementation. This includes harnessing the advantages of stakeholders in the reform process, working closely with them to reinforce the policy framework, and establishing platforms for civilian involvement in policing. The goal is to establish a proactive and problem-solving police force in Nigeria.
The project builds upon emerging lessons and best practices on past police reform processes to address the challenges and limitations impeding a transformation of the NPF into an accountable, people-oriented, service-driven, and trusted law enforcement agency in Nigeria. CLEEN Foundation is providing the necessary support to the NPF to successfully implement the Supporting Police Reform Processes in Nigeria Project. Whilst doing this, CLEEN relies on the strategic relationships within the police reform network, including MDAs and civil society organisations, in guaranteeing the relevant political will, enabling high-level access, and ensuring the involvement of the authority in the reform process. CLEEN therefore is proposing a multi-stakeholder engagement by which all institutions to this project shall be actively engaged in the development and the rolling out of action plans in the implementation. Hence, the project goal is to build a more effective, efficient and professional police service that upholds the principles of accountability and transparency, respect and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people of Nigeria.