Warri:- A civil society organisation, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ a Non Governmental Organization, NGO, has flagged off the 2020 International Day of Peace tagged: “Shaping Peace Together” by handing over the State Intelligence Investigation Bureau (SIIB) building to the Nigeria Police, Warri Area Command, Delta State.
The event which was well attended by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Adamu was ably represented by the Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Hafiz Inuwa, Mni, the Director General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Prof. Bakut Tswah Bakut, representatives of the Nigeria Army, 3 Battalion, the DSS, PCRC, anti-cult groups, amongst other special invited guests.
The handing over event was part of CEPEJ’s effort to initiate a partnership with the security agencies for sustainable security in the country and support the efforts of the Police in combating insecurity as well as promoting peace building in Delta State, and Nigeria at large.
While in his address, the National Coordinator and CEO of the NGO, Comrade Mulade Sheriff disclosed that the project was initiated due to existing relationships with the Nigeria Police in the Warri Area Command who highlighted the benefits of the project when completed.
The Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa, Mni, who represented the IGP, commended the efforts of CEPEJ, stressing that the initiative would help to foster the partnership between the Center and the Police, in line with the community policing intelligence investigation policy of the IGP.
The DG, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Professor Bakut also commended CEPEJ for the gesture, noting that it would help the government to ensure sustainable security and peace in the community with the support of residents of the locality. He urged other CSOs to key into the initiative so as to achieve the overall outcomes of government programmes especially in the area of peace building and conflict prevention.
The event climaxed with the Commissioner of Police and DG Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolutions paying a courtesy visit to CEPEJ’s Corporate Headquarters Office at Ugolo-Okpe near Osubi Airport, where they both commended the NGO for its efforts, and promised their unwavering support for community policing, as well as peace building in the State and Nigeria at large.
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