“The President of The Drug Salvation Foundation (TDSF) and National Coordinator of NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club, Mr Wilson Ighodalo has presented an award to the Inspector General of Police for their collaboration in training and capacity building. This followed a courtesy meeting on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu in Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
Lending support to the NGO by the police boss will go a long way in motivating the Nigerian Police Force to give their best.
Mr Ighodalo who is also the National Coordinator of NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club says in line with its core mandate, the Club has decided to honour the Inspector General Mohammed Adamu and DCP Frank Mba, the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO for their priceless support. Also, Mr. Wilson Ighodalo presented the (IGP) Mohammed Adamu the First Phase Pilot Reports on Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care (DPTC) Sensitisation Training for Nigeria Police Force. Training for mindset engineering of the Nigeria Police Force on response to drugs.
It will be recalled that Mohammed Adamu has supported drug control in Nigeria by approving training for police personnel on response to Drug Prevention,Treatment and Care (DPTC) Sensitisation Training for the Nigeria Police Force. Another interesting aspect of the training is the addition of combating cultism and using sports, especially football to engage youths and steer them away from criminal activities.
Ighodalo while making the presentation in Abuja said that, “I, the national Coordinator of NDLEA Celebrity Drug Free Club, on behalf of the club hereby present this award to the IGP Mohammed Adamu and DCP Frank Mba (FPRO) at the Force Headquarters-Abuja.
The award is to encourage him to do more for the country by building the capacity of police officers on response to drugs evidence based practice as well as eradicating cultism in the country.
Today we also honour DCP Frank Mba (PPRO) for his tireless work as image maker for the Nigeria Police Force. He assured that the club will continue to honour policemen who have excelled in the discharge of their duties adding that police officers have played pivotal role in the nation’s crime prevention.
He commended the IGP for drastically reducing crime despite the huge security challenges in the country.
While The Drug Salvation Foundation is building the capacity of police on decriminalization and respect for the human rights of drug users, the search for more effective responses by law enforcement authorities and the community generally must be stepped up.
Police also need to adopt harm reduction approaches to reduce the negative consequences of drug use for those who continue to use illicit drugs due to addiction.
The IG is determined to bridge the gap between the Police and the public through professionalism.
Nigerians also expect to see a police force that is very disciplined and focused on her traditional responsibility of fighting crime and protecting society.
But above all, supporting the police with laurels can motivate the Force to give its best at all times.
Other top officers who had been recognized before by the Club include the former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi.