Breaking: Excitement as Police Trust Fund trains 2,000 for peaceful, credible elections in 21 States
By Nasir Dambatta, in Abuja
Stakeholders and security analysts are excited about the swift move of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund(NPTF) to boost the capacity of police personnel for one week, ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
As part of its effort towards ensuring a free, fair and credible elections, the NPTF’s week-long capacity building training ahead of the 2023 elections for 2,000 Police personnel drawn from various Police Commands and formations across the nation in few days time.
This was contained in a statement signed yesterday by Muhammad A. Lawal, Head of Press and Public Affairs Unit of the NPTF.
The capacity building training tagged: “The Role of the Nigeria Police Force In Credible Elections;Before, During and After” will expectedly inject contemporary knowledge on national election management into the
policing institutions and prepare the NPF personnel in the discharge of its constitutional responsibility for credible national elections.
The training,which began on the 15th of February 2023 is currently ongoing in 21 states of the federation including the FCT.
“Part of the mandate of the NPTF Is to “train and re-train the Personnel of the NPF and Its auxiliary staff within and outside Nigeria. The Trust fund is also mandated to train the NPF personnel for overall improvement,Performance,and efficiency in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities”, the statement noted.
The training is expected to be rounded up on the 20th of February 2023,a few days to the February 25th Presidential elections, according to the NPTF statement.