Less than four weeks after Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Council of Police Organisations (INTERPOl), the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, will this week host a meeting of police and security chiefs from INTERPOL, West Africa and some key countries in Africa.
According to a statement by the Nigeria police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the meeting will hold in Abuja from May 14 (today) to May 16 under the auspices of the West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO).
The Nigerian government had last month announced that it would begin to implement the West African Police Information System (WAPIS) under the agreement with INTERPOL.
It said the system will strengthen the information systems of the country’s security agencies.
WAPIS is implemented by INTERPOL with funding from the European Union.
Its aim is to strengthen information exchange and coordination among the region’s law enforcement agencies.