Professor Ada Okau of the Department of Sociology, Kogi State University Anyigba has been appointed to chair the technical committee of International Institute of Community Policing (IICOPOL), Idah.
In a letter of appointment signed by Dr Aminu Musa Audu, Okau’s appointment in recognition of your wealth of experience and tested academic records.
The technical committee is expected to liaise with relevant national and international stakeholders to put together the research, training and professional programs, for a smooth take-off of the Institute.
The committee is expected to submit report by the end of February 2019.
The Institute is premised on taking forward the findings connected to the book ‘Police Corruption and Community Policing in Nigeria: A Sociological Case Study’ by Dr. Aminu Audu.
The book stemmed from the Nigerian government funded doctoral research on assessing the impact of UK-DFID’s community policing initiative in Nigeria, conducted at the University of Liverpool United Kingdom.
This publication has achieved the Acknowledgement and Commendation of Mr President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, other world leaders, many national and international organizations.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the establishment of International Institute of Community Policing (IICOPOL) as a Company Limited by Guarantee in Nigeria with Professor Femi Odekunle of the Presidential Committee on Anti-Corruption Abuja as the Chair of Board of Directors and Professor Alice Hills of the University of Durham United Kingdom as the Chair of Advisory Board.
The aims and objectives for which the (IICOPOL) is set up to be a lead- global resource Centre of excellence for effective community policing, and security strategies.