Alobi: Integrate environmental laws into force curriculum
A former Commissioner of Police, Lawrence Alobi, has called for the integration of Environmental Laws and Regulations in the curriculum of all training institutes of the police force.
Alobi made the call while presenting a paper titled: “An Overview of the Role of the Police in Enforcing Environmental Laws and Regulations”, during the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)-Police Environmental Enforcement training programme in Kaduna.
According to a statement from NESREA, Alobi said the unit of the police would collaborate, support and work with the agency with to combat environmental crimes and promote sustainable development in the country.
He noted that Nigeria would be safer and more secured when the police and NESREA collaborate to work together to enforce environmental laws and combat environmental crimes.
The Director General of NESREA, Dr Lawrence Chidi Anukam, in his remarks, said the programme was necessary to strengthen the capacity of Police Personnel to enable them contribute more effectively and professionally to the protection of the environment.
Anukam noted that uncontrolled exploration and exploitation of natural resources had contaminated the environment.
“This training is therefore aimed at engaging the police more meaningfully in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement activities towards addressing environmental crimes,” he said.
From right: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President Muhammadu Buhari, National Security Adviser, Maj. General Babagana Monguno and his children during the Eid elFitr homage to the President at his residence in Abuja yesterday.