Nigeria Police Force has launched a green initiative to enable it adopt innovative solutions in its service delivery.
Adejobi said the “Nigeria Police Green Initiative” is in support of the socio-economic development of Nigeria, environmental sustainability and the global goal to address climate change.
The statement read, “The Nigeria Police Force recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Green Initiative known as the Nigeria Police Green Initiative aimed at engaging green innovative solutions to boost the operational efficiency and capacity of the NPF to fight crime and maintain law and order in Nigeria.
“The Initiative further supports the socio-economic development of the nation, environmental sustainability, climate change, as well as supporting the lives and livelihoods of the members of the Nigeria Police Force and their families.”
He stated that the initiative would encourage lifestyle change by police officers as well as promote the adoption of solar power across all police stations, barracks and colleges.
According to him, the police would also go beyond its immediate environment to also “light up communities with solar power to reduce security vulnerability and herder-farmer crisis, conducting outreach programs to educate citizens on the importance of preserving natural resources, reducing pollution, and engaging in sustainable practices, thereby effectively managing natural resource-induced conflicts such as the herder-famer conflicts.”
Adejobi added that the initiative would promote eco-friendly transportation methods within the police force, including transitioning to electric vehicles and gas conversion vehicles to reducing premium motor spirits (PMS) consumption and air pollution.
He said, “The Initiative will also leverage environmentally sustainable waste and water management include solar boreholes, waste-to-energy programmes, thereby reducing operational cost, create jobs and a cleaner environment.”