The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) are set to collaborate with Premier Agribusiness Academy (PAA) on training of officers as part of preparation towards retirement.
The Director General of PAA, Spy CSP Toromade Francis made this known shortly after a collaboration meeting with AIG Aishatu Abubakar DVM, PhD, the Assistant Inspector General of in charge of Force Animal Branch, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja, who also doubles as President Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) and CSP Tariminge Zirrah Faive, Head of Administration, Force Animal Branch, Department of Operations at the Force Headquarters in Abuja recently.
Toromade intimated that once all modalities for the partnership has been concluded, PAA will train officers on all aspects of agribusiness including poultry, agronomy (maize, soybean, cassava etc.) and aquaculture.
According to AIG Aishatu Abubakar DVM, PhD, the training is necessary to adequately prepare and equip police officers who are willing to engage in farming activities after their retirement. She added that, without proper training, officers may struggle to succeed in the trade or could be swindled as they do not have prior knowledge or understanding of agribusiness.
She added that the initiative is in line with the vision of the Inspector General of Police IGP. M.A Adamu NPM, mni who recently inaugurated the maiden Nigeria Police Force Pre-retirement Farming and Skill Acquisition Centre at Kudan, Kaduna State to prepare police officers for a better life after retirement.