The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has disclosed her country’s willingness to support efforts for genuine reform of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and to improve accountability.
She disclosed this through her verified Twitter handle and seen by Nairametrics.
I welcome the constructive engagement between @JamesDuddridge and @GeoffreyOnyeama We will continue to monitor developments and engage all parties. @UKinNigeria stands ready to support efforts for genuine reform of @PoliceNG and to improve accountability. https://t.co/pbyBm1lNcY
— Catriona Laing (@CatrionaLaing1) October 23, 2020
This comes after public yearnings to international countries to mount pressure on the Nigerian government to fulfill plans for police reforms
Nairametrics had earlier reported that the UK government is monitoring the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria and called for a peaceful police reform process.
What they are saying
Commenting on the latest development, Liang said, “I welcome the constructive engagement between Janmmes Duddrudge and Geoffrey Onyeama. We will continue to monitor developments and engage all parties.
“The UK stands ready to support efforts for genuine reform of the Nigerian police and to improve accountability.”
Why it matters
Police reform in Nigeria is long over-due. Once implemented, human rights rating in Nigeria will be much preserved and improved.
It will also help put to bed the displeasure at the outcome of the #EndSARS protests, restore public confidence in the Nigerian Police and the security architecture put in place to secure lives and properties.
On the part of the UK, the relative peace will help strengthen and protect bilateral ties between the two countries.