21st February, 2020
The Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation says it is ready to collaborate with the Nigeria Police Force towards peacebuilding and effective security mobilisation in the country.
Mr Obinna Nwaka, the Director-General of CYMS, said this during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Nwaka said their organisation in partnership with other youth organisations in the country would appreciate if the Force would consider giving youths the opportunity to train to help boost security.
“We humbly request for partnership with the Nigeria Police Force to enable us to contribute immensely towards peacebuilding and security in Nigeria.
“The youths would be glad to be given an opportunity to undergo training under the Police Force to boost our security outfit.
“It will enhance intelligent gathering of information and adequate reportage to the Nigeria Police.
“We seek for the nomination of one officer, who is youth-oriented that would serve as a liaison officer in the organisation to enable us quickly process information that will help the Police.
“There shall be a yearly or quarterly programme involving youths depending on the security situation of the country.
“Political actors, youth groups shall attend the programme; it will serve as an avenue where few police officers who are diligent, will be appreciated for their good work.
“The conference will also serve as an extension for the people to relate and learn more about community policing,” he said.
In response to the organisation, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, represented by AIG Border Patrol, Moses Jitoboh, appreciated the Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation for the visit, adding that the group initiative was commendable.
Adamu added that the leadership of the Police is trying to reach every angle in the society and with their initiative, they’ll be very helpful to achieve the objective of security in the society.
“I’ve gone through the speeches, I am very impressed, it’s very patriotic.
“It is noteworthy that CYMS, even without being told, would be a very good ally to the Police. The mission, vision and statements here are very encouraging.
“So far, all the initiatives that you have are very patriotic and I must commend you all.
“And these are what the leadership of the Nigeria Police is doing, and with your partnership, we are going to break bounds.
“The leadership of the I-G of Police, we can all attest, it is breaking bounds; there is a shift in the activities of the Police.
“It’s sinking down from top to the bottom; the paradigm shift is clear, and with you supporting us, we are going to go places.
“The I-G is a forerunner in driving Community Policing to every nook and cranny of this country,” he said.
He further implored the organisation to go to schools to create awareness on cultism and other negative vices that youths fall into.
CYMS, in appreciation of the efforts of the Police Force, gave the I-G and the AIG an award of recognition.