CHANNELS TELEVISION, LAGOS
8 January, 2013
The Nigeria Police will launch the special ‘Code of Conduct and Professional Standards for its officers on Thursday at International Conference Centre, Abuja. The ceremony will be performed by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The new Code of Conduct is a set of rules collated and formulated under the leadership of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar that will regulate the behaviour of police officers in Nigeria. According to the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba,the Code contains standard policing rules as well as contemporary international best practices in law enforcement as available in various United Nations Conventions, the Nigeria constitution, Police Act and Regulations and other domestic statutes. The Code is designed to promote efficiency and effectiveness of Police services by promoting transparency,accountability and a deeper sense of civilian oversight on police activities. It is also intended to promote discipline, professionalism and strict adherence to due process in police activities and operations.
Its institution within the Force is
therefore part of measures by the IGP
to promote the Federal Government transformational agenda, through
deliberate and conscious efforts at
encouraging positive attitudinal change amongst all cadres of officers within the Force. “It is the earnest belief of the IGP that the ‘Code’ will improve the standards and output of police officers and make them to serve the interest of
The IGP solicited the cooperation and
understanding of the public at ensuring the successful implementation of the “Code” as it marks another milestone in current efforts at repositioning the Force.
Dignitaries expected at the event include: the leadership of the National
Assembly, federal ministers, state
governors from the 36 states of the
federation, service chiefs, senior
government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and senior police