The Federal Government has assured stakeholders that it would continue to provide the necessary budgetary allocations for the Nigeria Police Force in order to enhance the welfare of personnel across the country.
The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu (SAN), said this while speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a two-day training of police personnel in the South-South region.
The training, which was themed ‘Mainstreaming human rights into law enforcement in Nigeria’ is supported by the Macarthur Foundation.
Ojukwu, who was represented by the commission’s Director, Civil and Political Rights, Abdulraham Yakubu, said the training was to ensure that policemen respect the rights of members of the public while carrying out their duties.
He added, “So, we are all aware of public agitations of human rights violations by police personnel. And the police are very important to law enforcement because there is no local government in Nigeria that doesn’t have the presence of police personnel.
“The 1999 Constitution and many other laws have given the police the power to maintain peace, law and order. Therefore, they cannot be left alone to carry out these huge and enormous responsibilities without complying with the constitution and various laws that guide the criminal justice system in the country.”