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NOPRIN Foundation

The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) is a network of 67 civil society organizations spread across Nigeria and committed to promoting police accountability and respect for human rights.
It was established in 2000 to provide opportunity for civil society involvement in police reform, and the promotion of safety, security and justice in Nigeria.


To contribute to engendering a safe, secure, and just Society through an adequately trained, well equipped and motivated, professional, and democratic Police Service that is respectful of human rights and enjoys the confidence and cooperation of the Community it serves.


To identify issues for reform in the Nigeria Police Force; To Provide an opportunity for civil society input in the Police Reform process; To strategize on Police-community relations; To review efforts, prospects, and problems encountered by NGOs on safety/security; and, To create a platform for civil society involvement in safety and security issues in Nigeria.


  • Police Community Relations
  • Police legislations and standing rules
  • Gender issues in Policing
  • Human Resources Training and Development
  • Police Operations, Logistics, and
  • Accountability and
    Police Welfare and Conditions of Service.

NOPRIN is a coalition of (67) member-organizations, spread across Nigeria.
NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM NOPRIN`s membership is organization-based., But individuals with special professional skills in relevant areas such as Policing, Safety, Security, etc. may be admitted.
Download NOPRIN`s MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM, which on completion should be forwarded to NOPRIN secretariat (see our contact).

The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria, in December 2009, held its Annual National Congress (ANC) after which a new Coordinating Committee (CC) was elected and inaugurated. The members of the committee were elected based on the thematic areas of interest to their respective organizations.
The tenure of the current (CC) members will last from January 2010 to December 2011. The members of the current (CC) and their organizational details are:


  1. Dr. Lydia Umar
    Acting Chairperson
    Gender Awareness Trust [GAT],
    Fax: 062-245449
    Email: lyumar@yahoo.com
  1. Savior Akpan Esq.
    COMPPART Foundation (Community Policing Partners)
    Abak, Akwa Ibom
    Email: humanrightsabak@yahoo.com
  1. Obo Effanga
    Individual member
    Email: obobef@yahoo.com
  1. Dr. Benson Olugbuo
    Email: benson.olugbuo@cleen.org
  1. Andy Nkemneme
    Grass Root Ideas and Development Trust, Owerri
    08023166357, 08034772168
    Email: grassroot_ein@yahoo.com;
  1. Josephine Effah-Chukwuma
    Project Alert on Violence against Women,
    08066370029, 08033047711
    Email: josephine@projectalertnig.org
  1. Mashood Erubami
    Centre for Human Rights & Ethics in Development (CHRED),
    Ibadan, Oyo State
    Email: erubamio@yahoo.co.uk
  1. Prof. Greene Eleagu
    Individual, Umuahia, Abia
    Email: handsonorg2@yahoo.com
  1. Kemi Okenyodo
    Partners West Africa (PWAN) Nigeria
    08023448055, 08052008055
    Email: kemiokenyodo@gmail.com

10. Emmanuel Ikule
National Coordinator, NOPRIN, Lagos
Email: emmanuel.ikule@noprin.org

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