Police partner with ‘Not In My Country’ to combat corruption

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has approved partnership with Akin FadeyiFoundation (AFF) on its retail and grassroots anti-corruption drive, Not In My Country.

Ibrahim Bakori, principal staff officer of the IGP, disclosed this in statement.

The synergy is in continuance of the organisation’s European Union (EU) funded anti-corruption programme in Nigeria.

According to the statement, the partnership is also inspired by the police’s commitment to President Muhammadu Buhari anti-corruption fight.

“I write to convey the approval of the inspector-general of police on the formal partnership with the Akin FadeyiFoundation on its ‘Corruption: Not In My Country Project’,” the statement read.

“The partnership will be driven by the foundation’s expertise in citizen voice and action advocacy and the inspector-general of police’s commitment to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s zero tolerance for corruption.

“This grassroots anti-corruption advocacy project is a timely and unique tool geared towards creating awareness of corrupt practices and how to prevent them.”

Akin Fadeyi, executive director of the foundation, described the partnership as part of the foundation’s contribution to the making of a transparent and accountable police force.

He also applauded Idris for being pragmatic, vision-driven and committed to motivating the police institution, especially through his recent approval of the promotion of inspectors and members of the rank and file of the police.

“For us at Akin FadeyiFoundation, this is another milestone in our quest to build an enviable, saner and development-oriented society,” Fadeyi said.

“This partnership is germane to our unique desire to contribute our quota in building a Nigeria police endowed with the tenets of transparency, accountability and excellent service delivery consistent with global best practices.”

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