British envoy pays Oba Akiolu Courtesy Visit. .Urged to continue assisting Nigeria boost it’s security capabilities, community Policing.
Written by tobi adejare on October 5, 2019
REPORT BY ADEYEMI
The Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwan Akiolu has urged the British government to do more in assisting Nigeria to boost her security capabilities, especially in the training of security personnels, to enable them provide world class community policing.
The monarch made the appeal while receiving the new Deputy British High Commissioner, Mrs Harriet Thompson on a courtesy visit to his palace at lga- lduganran, on Lagos lsland.
Oba Akiolu explained that Nigeria deserves such assistance, considering the fact that Nigeria was a former colony of Britain and benefitted from its immense human and capital resources , especially in Lagos, under the colonial rule.
While commending the Federal and some state governments on some proactive steps taking to improve the nation’s security architecture, the monarch maintained that much assistance was still needed from the British government to ensure maximum security in Nigeria.
Oba Akiolu however urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of Community policing of “See Something” Say Something, emphasised that the task of securing the country is a collective responsibility of the citizenry.
In her remarks, the Deputy British High Commissioner, Mrs Thompson, who expressed optimism that the concept of Community policing will significantly improve internal security in Nigeria, explained that the British government has being doing a lot in the areas of training and provision of military hardware for the Nigerian Armed forces, through different capacity exchange programmes.
She also added that her country is doing a lot in the areas of promoting the rule of law in Nigeria, as well as collaborating with civil Societies on conflict management, especially in the North – East region of Nigeria.