Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Kam Salem, laid the foundation stone for the country's new?
Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Kam Salem, laid the foundation stone for the country's new Police Staff College at Bukuru-Jos recently.
The Federal Military Government began planning the college in 1968 during the civil war; after the war, the United States offered financial assistance for the project. It will cost about 2,800,000 Naira (1,900,000 sterling). The Americans have also been providing training for Nigerian police officers and help in reorganising its technical operations.
The college is being built on 270-acres in the Benue-Plateau State; it provides facilities for teaching, administration, recreation and accommodation.
The Staff College will serve as a continuing education centre, giving specialised and advanced training to serving officers of the rank of Assistant Superintendent and above. It's also intended to use the complex for training senior police officers from sister African countries in what the Nigerian government calls "the interest of inter-African cooperation and unity."
The police college is expected to be completed in May, 1975.