NESREA trains police on environmental governance
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.