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Nigeria’s Police Minister Commisions West African Police Information System

On Friday, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi performed the tape cutting as he commissioned the West African Information System (WAPIS), Data Collection and Recording Centre (DACORE).

According to the Minister, the new Data Collection will help in inter-agency collaborations as the West African subcontinent and the sponsors of the Centre aim to help combat terrorism and crime in the region.

Permanent Secretary, Police Service Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Ismaila, Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, Vice President ECOWAS Commission, Finda Koroma and INTERPOL Executive Director for Partnerships and Planning, Mr Carl Alexandre during the commissioning of the WAPIS Data Collection and Recording Centre (DACORE) by the Honourable Minister at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja.

The Minister further stressed that the programme has enabled INTERPOL to further build capacity among law enforcement agencies across the country and will help in tackling crimes.

In his words “the MOU provided for the setting up of the WAPIS National Committee (WANACO) to include relevant law enforcement agencies as members. It also provides for the establishment of a Data Collection and Recording Centre”.
The Minister expressed sincere gratitude to the key players of the project- INTERPOL, ECOWAS and European Union whose funding made it possible for a member countries to benefit from the remarkable programme aimed at combating crime.

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