The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali Baba,in continuation of his policing agenda to ensure the strategic training and retraining of all Police officers, has approved a strategic communication training for all Police Public Relations Officers (PPROs) nationwide.
The training, which is the second batch in the series holds with the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, 31 PPROs serving at Zonal and State Commands in the Northern part of the country and staff officers of the Force Public Relations Department, Abuja.
The three-day Strategic Communication Training Programme,which started on Monday and ends on Wednesday, is being organized under the Police Reform and Transformation Office (PORTO) at The Presidency by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and CLEEN Foundation.
The programme aims to build the capacity of Police PROs to combat the trend of fake news as well as tackle disinformation and misinformation strategically in order to produce fact-based communications for public consumption.
The IGP commended the organizers of the programme for their foresight and the smooth partnership which has birthed and sustained the programme.
He expressed hope that the groundwork being laid by the programme would usher in a new and positive era in the Nigeria Police Force.