This programme worked to improve how policing is delivered in Nigeria – not just by working with the Nigerial Police Force but by working with all the institutions, administrative functions, community groups and security actors who contribute to the national security environment.
We worked on this four-year programme from 2016 to 2020, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Conflict, Security and Stability Fund. Our Abuja-based delivery team supported the areas of accountability, community policing, resource allocation and cohesion among policing actors on safety and security issues. We worked at state level in Borno, Kano, Lagos, Enugu, Adamawa and Yobe states, as well as federally out of the Federal Capital Territory.
We worked with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and targeted policing accountability mechanisms to build their capacity. We also provided technical assistance to key counterparts and institutions to improve their ability to function. The programme further aimed to build communication within and between security actors to improve the effectiveness of public outreach and advocacy.
The Nigeria Policing Programme worked vertically through administrative levels at the federal, state and in local communities to address identified problems within policing structures. Interventions were also implemented horizontally to ensure changes in service delivery, accountability, coherence, and evidence-based resourcing and planning.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK