Ben Peters, Abuja
The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has commenced the establishment of its PCRC offices in UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia respectively.
National Chairman of PCRC, Alhaji Ibrahim Mogaji stated this during a visit to Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and Management Staff in Abuja.
Alhaji Mogaji stated that the current administration of the PCRC has made tremendous successes within six months of its inauguration, with the support of the Inspector General of Police, one of which is the establishment of PCRC UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia respectively.
He further mentioned that the organisation saddled with duties of representing members of the public, works to strengthen the relationship between the police and the communities they serve, with a focus on enhancing security and reducing crime. And also to give the Nigerians in the Diaspora access to any information pertaining to the Police.
The National Chairman thereby seeks a partnership with the Nigerians in Diaspora commission, so as to engage with Nigerian diaspora communities around the world to promote unity, collaboration, and support for development initiatives in Nigeria.
The PCRC- Diaspora is committed to advocating rights and well-being of Nigerian diaspora communities, as well as promoting a positive image of Nigeria and its people.
PCRC Delegation commended NIDCOM Boss for her strides so far and most importantly her facilitation of the evacuation of stranded Diaspora Nigerians in Sudan.
Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM represented by the secretary to the Commission Dr Sule Yakubu Bassi applauded the initiative. He commended the establishment of the group, noting that it is achieving what it is set out to do.
Bassi mentioned that NiDCOM as one of the accessible government agencies, is ready to collaborate with the PCRC to fulfil its mandate.
He also emphasised on the need for Nigerians in the Diaspora to register on the NiDCOM Diaspora portal database for ease of demographic imperatives.
The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) was established 39 years ago, precisely May 8,1984.