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NPF, ALGON Forge Collaboration To Strengthen Grassroots Security

ByHybrid News

Mar 28, 2024

In a bid to enhance grassroots security and bolster cooperation between local governments and law enforcement agencies, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, hosted a courtesy visit by the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) at the Force Headquarters in Abuja. The meeting, which convened top officials from both sides, aimed to explore strategies for improving community policing and overcoming challenges encountered in local-level law enforcement.

During the discussions, ALGON, represented by its National President, Hon. Kolade David Alabi, reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Nigeria Police Force in bridging critical gaps and enhancing security measures at the grassroots level. Key topics included identifying and addressing existing shortcomings in policing and ensuring comprehensive coverage of security operations within local communities.

Highlighting ALGON’s past contributions, particularly through initiatives like the “ALGON Jeep” program, the IGP emphasized the significant impact of such collaborations on police operations. He expressed optimism about revitalizing these partnerships and stressed the need for sustained efforts to strengthen grassroots policing initiatives.

In response, ALGON pledged to renew its support for the Nigeria Police Force, including the revival of programs like the “ALGON Jeep” initiative, to further fortify community policing endeavors.

The Inspector General of Police commended ALGON’s proactive stance and assured continued commitment from the NPF in fostering robust partnerships to enhance security nationwide. He welcomed proposed initiatives and anticipated a fruitful collaboration with ALGON in safeguarding communities and promoting peace and security across the nation.

The engagement signifies a significant step towards fostering closer ties between local governments and law enforcement agencies, with both parties poised to work together in addressing security challenges at the grassroots level.

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