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FG moves to address misconduct of Police personnel



The Ministry of Police Affairs has trained its staff on Police Public Complaints Technology Management and Operations, especially to enable them use the Police Public Complaints Committee, PPCC portal to receive and treat petitions by the citizens.
ROYAL NEWS reports that the move is a determination to address the grievances of the populace on the misconduct of police personnel.

The three-day capacity building workshop organized recently in Abuja by the Police Inspectorate Department of the ministry, açcording to a statement issued at the weekend by the Head of Press and Public Relations, Bolaji Kazeem, was to equip the selected staff members’ on the task ahead about the public using the portal to seek redress.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi, who was represented by the Director Police Inspectorate, Mrs. Mary Ele-Ojoh Akpa further explained that objective of the workshop is to improve the participants’ knowledge of different types of communication; appreciate the importance of effective communication, identify common pitfalls that mar effective communication, and know how to use the PPCC portal to receive and treat petitions received in the portal.

In his contribution, the Course Instructor, Mr. Bunmi Okunowo said that technology has come to make public servants to work smart, effectively, faster, and urged the participants to leverage on it by promoting government and citizens engagement on police brutality and citizen human rights violation.

Okunowo charged the participants to leverage portal technology to drive the processes for reporting and addressing the reported petitions on abuse of human rights by police personnel against the citizens.

The statement explained that the PPCC portal is divided into citizens-facing portal: this is where the general public can visit the PPCC website for information; and Admin Section: Where assigned members of the PPCC can receive, view, treat petitions submitted online at the PPCC Portal:

It added that the PPCC was inaugurated by the minister on April 7, 2021 to put a permanent structure that would effectively help the populace with the opportunities to channel their grievances on the misconduct of police personnel to the appropriate quarters for investigation and action.


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