Maintaining Public Safety and Ensuring Respect for Fundamental Human Rights Webinar in collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force

Civil protests are a right to all citizens of a nation and occur as an organized public demonstration of disapproval with an idea or course of action. Most protests are normally towards the country’s government.

Police worldwide are mandated to uphold the law and protect the citizenry during all times. There have been instances of police brutality during civil protests in Nigeria recently and there is a need to sensitize law enforcement on the need to uphold basic human rights of citizenry while policing the protests.

To address this, AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Nigerian Police held a two-day webinar from 30th – 31st August, 2021 titled “Maintaining Public Safety and Ensuring Respect for Fundamental Human Rights”.

The webinar was aimed at equipping participants with in-depth knowledge required to enhance their competences in managing any issues arising from alleged breaches of fundamental human rights and protection of lives and properties during civil unrest.

The training was officially opened by Markus Green Esq, AGA-Africa Programme Board Member. CP Adbuyari Lafia delivered the keynote speech on behalf of Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Police.

The informative sessions were facilitated by subject matter experts: Thomas Galati, Chief of Intelligence, NYPD, John Hart, Executive Officer, Intelligence Bureau, William Roberts, Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Bureau, Manal Jamal, Intelligence Analyst, Intelligence Bureau, CP Adbuyari Lafia, Commissioner of Police, Training, Nigeria Police, Mwabi Kaluba, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Malawi Police Service, Chief Anthony Idigbe SAN,  Senior Partner, PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors and  Fola-Arthur Worrey, Private Legal Practitioner, Consultant on Security Funding and Governance.

AGA-Africa Programme Country Coordinator for Nigeria and Partner, PUNUKA Attorneys & Solicitors Ebelechukwu Enedah moderated the sessions and brought the successful two-day event to a close.