Bauchi CP, others applauds Cleen Foundation for staff training
Samuel Luka, Bauchi
A Non-Governmental Organization, Cleen Foundation has received commendations from the Bauchi state Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, Commissioner of Justice, Barr. Abubakar Abdulhamid Bununu and Controller, Correctional Service Bauchi, Ali Abubakar for impacting positively in their staff through numerous training workshops.
The three public office holders made the commendations separately, when they received the Executive Director of the Foundation, Dr. Gad Peter and his team on an advocacy visits in their offices Thursday.
Senior I.T Officer of Cleen Foundation, Dr. Gabriel Akinremi who represented the Executive Director while speaking during the advocacy visit, thanked the public office holders for creating time out of their tight schedules to receive his team.
He said Cleen Foundation was proud to have their men in attendance during a training of stakeholders on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) earlier in the week.
Akinremi who expressed delight that all the stakeholders at the training contributed meaningfully to its success, said their inputs were very apt and useful to the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.
“It was very important, having them around, in terms of input, in terms having the knowledge. All the participants from the various formations made the training session to be a very successful one”, he said.
“We also want to say that there are still more to do because we were able to understand that the Administration of ACJA which has a lot of provisions, there is much to be done about it so that it can be successfully implemented”, he added
Dr. Akinremi informed said Cleen Foundation partners are tracking issues of Administration of Criminal Justice Act in the courts and giving them feedback.
Dr. Akinremi who commended Bauchi police commissioner for providing an exemplary leadership that made the feedback possible, said the foundation has noticed a lot of improvement from the police in terms of following cases, prosecution and what have you in line with ACJA.
He appealed to the three public office holders to ensure that the knowledge acquired by the trainees is cascaded down to other junior officers to achieve its overall objectives.
Dr. Akinremi further noted that, Cleen Foundation has carried out research in six geopolitical zones of Nigeria concerning the ACJA and the research work has been produced in both soft and hard copies to make it accessible to ACJA stakeholders.
Gabriel Akinremi who said Cleen Foundation has also developed and App on ACJA, described it as a very innovative one because it will save people the burden of carrying big printed documents around.
He said that the aim of the two day training that the foundation gave to stakeholders in Bauchi will be defeated if it is not stepped down to junior officers, assuring that Cleen Foundation is ready to support the training if need be.
Responding, the Police Commissioner, Aminu Alhassan who commended the Cleen Foundation team for the advocacy visit, said he knew about the Foundation since 2012 when Solomon Arase was AIG at the force headquarters.
“I know a lot of reach out you have made to police, I myself is one of the beneficiaries of many of the courses you either worked with other organizations to establish or on your own”, the CP said.
While acknowledging that the Foundation has also contributed a lot in the area of election conduct, CP Alhassan commended them for contributing to Nigeria in the area of policing, ACJA, good governance and democracy.
“Definitely we will utilize not only the men you have trained for us, we will utilize your own staff that are here so that whatever we need, we will invite them”, he said.
On his part, state Commissioner of Justice and Attorney general, Barr. Abubakar Abdulhamid Bununu while welcoming the team, said his office is opened to Cleen Foundation for government support.
He requested that the Cleen Foundation trains all the judges in the state and the staff of the ministry in their future ACJA training events.
Also welcoming Cleen Foundation in his office, the Controller of Correctional Service Bauchi state, Ali Abubakar said that the correctional Service in Bauchi is looking forward for an opportunity to send more officers to get more knowledge that will enable them discharge their duties effectively.
Ali Abubakar who was represented by his deputy, Bala D. Kitsam, appreciated the Foundation for the training, adding that there are some areas that Service would want its officers to be trained on.
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