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FG eyes Finnish support for police marine operations, e-policing initiatives

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The Federal Government has announced plans to collaborate with Finland’s public and private sectors to enhance police marine operations and e-policing initiatives.

Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, Minister of State for Police Affairs, revealed this during a courtesy visit by Peena Plyvanainen, the Finnish Ambassador to Nigeria, at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.

This partnership aims to bolster Nigeria’s policing capabilities through advanced training, resource mobilization, and technological support.

Sulaiman-Ibrahim, also sought collaboration with Finland to enhance training, reforms, and resource mobilization in Nigeria, aimed to bolstering the effectiveness and efficiency of the nation’s policing efforts.

During the meeting, Sulaiman-Ibrahim emphasized the Ministry’s commitment to aligning police reform efforts with presidential directives and harmonizing previous reform reports with stakeholders.

“We are strengthening community policing and public trust in the Nigeria Police,” Sulaiman-Ibrahim stated.

She highlighted the Ministry’s focus on enhancing the technical and operational capabilities of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Minister expressed the Ministry’s intent to partner with Finland to improve surveillance systems, drone technology, and communication capabilities, which are crucial for real-time information gathering and effective response.

Plyvanainen, on her first visit to the Ministry, expressed gratitude for the warm reception and underscored the potential for significant collaboration between Nigeria and Finland in public and private sector initiatives.