Monday, 25 July 2016

British & Italian envoys pay IGP courtesy call

The British High commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency Paul Arkwright on July 22, 2016 paid a courtesy call on the Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, on July 21, 2016. During the visit, the High Commissioner intimated the IGP of the Britain’s role as a major donor to the Nigeria Police Force and that his Government will do more in the area of Counter Terrorism Training for officers and men of the Force.

Reacting to the High Commissioners remarks, the IGP expressed delight at the visit and acknowledged the fact that Nigeria Police Force personnel had in the past undergone series of training in Britain. He further stated that he was confident that, the visit would open avenues for more of such opportunities.

The IGP also hosted the Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Dr. Fulvio Rustico. The Ambassador inform the IGP of the willingness of his Government to partner with the Nigeria Police Force. He also stated that there were plans on ground for Heads of Police from both countries to hold a bilateral meeting. He stated that his Government had also concluded plans to train at least 20 officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Counter Terrorism.

The IGP in his response, commended the Italian Government for rendering such invaluable assistances. He assured the Ambassador that such gestures will be immeasurable considering the current fight against Terrorism and further recounted how he had witnessed first-hand, the high standards maintained by the Italian Government as regards training of her security personnel, while he was working with the United Nations.

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