NESREA trains po­lice on en­vi­ron­men­tal gov­er­nance

Daily Trust - - ENVIRONMENT - By Chidimma C. Okeke

The Na­tional En­vi­ron­men­tal Stan­dards and Reg­u­la­tions En­force­ment Agency (NESREA) has com­menced the train­ing pro­gramme de­signed to equip the Nige­ria po­lice on is­sues per­tain­ing to en­vi­ron­men­tal gov­er­nance, com­pli­ance mon­i­tor­ing and en­force­ment.

The train­ing, which took place in Kaduna State, is to strengthen the ca­pac­ity of po­lice per­son­nel to en­able them con­trib­ute more ef­fec­tively and pro­fes­sion­ally to the pro­tec­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment, a state­ment from NESREA stated.

The Act­ing In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Idris K. Ibrahim, said the en­vi­ron­men­tal train­ing pro­gramme for the Nige­ria po­lice was very im­por­tant es­pe­cially now that the en­vi­ron­ment was highly threat­ened, adding that “There is no en­vi­ron­ment with­out man, just as there is no man with­out the en­vi­ron­ment.”

The Act­ing IG, rep­re­sented by the Act­ing Com­man­dant of the Pre­mier Col­lege, DCP Ab­dul­rah­man Ahmed, said the Nige­ria po­lice would be bet­ter in­formed af­ter the train­ing and urged that all cau­tion be adopted to pre­serve and pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.

He there­fore urged the par­tic­i­pants to de­velop the proper zeal to learn and achieve the de­sired ob­jec­tive, stress­ing that when the en­vi­ron­ment was pre­served, the whole na­tion was safe. The Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of NESREA, Dr Lawrence Chidi Anukam, who ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the IGP for sanc­tion­ing po­lice par­tic­i­pa­tion in the en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­gramme, said the ac­tion was a clear tes­ti­mony of the im­por­tance the po­lice at­tached to en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

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