Italy pledges N35b grant to police border patrol unit
The Italian government has pledged to donate about N35 billion to the Nigeria Police to assist in the training of border patrol officers.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris made this known yesterday in Abuja at a meeting with zonal commanders and state commissioners of police (CPs).
He said: “As part of effort to build the capacity of the personnel of the police, the management recently discovered a training facility in Zaria, Kaduna State which would be suitable to train our border patrol units.
“This would be a departure from what obtained where policemen would just change their beret, without the requisite training. “To support this initiative, the Italian government through its embassy in Nigeria has promised to assist us in this regard with about N34.860 billion.”
He said the money would be given in tranches for this purpose in the next four years, adding that facilities at the school would be refurbished to make it conducive for training of the personnel.