Ahead of the commencement of the Nigeria Nationwide League (NNL) One season, the league body has revealed its intention to conduct sensitization and re-orientation of players for a hitch free season through Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV).
This was made known by the chairman of the league (NNL) board, Mohammed Alkali recently in Abuja.
According to him, “Nationwide League One is a grassroot league body that deals with the youth and there is need for sensitization and re-orientation and to ensure that they don’t go astray but to remain law-abiding and devoid of violence.
“We are here to set the pace and to ensure the youth go the right way as well as understanding the role of their security agencies and the need to partner them for a safe and secured nation and that is why we are collaborating with the Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) set up by the Nigeria Police Force.
“We are leveraging on the fact that the National Coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu is one of the Pillars and the zonal director in charge of South East Nationwide League One. We want our players to remain law abiding at all time.”
Responding, the national coordinator of POCACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu maintained that POCACOV is community driven and oriented in line with the tenets of community-oriented policing and to work with different stakeholders to achieve the process of consultation, mobilization and engagement being the cardinal ingredients of community policing.
“Through the community policing tenets, we remain constantly in touch with our community and stakeholders with a view to finding out their worries and concerns with a view to addressing them and that is why community oriented policing is problem solving.
“We must constantly engage with the young ones so that they don’t go astray. POCACOV is to save the youth from the claws of cultism, associated violence and other vices through advocacy programme, awareness creation and sensitizations as well as proper engagement of the youths to divert their mind from negativism to positivism,” Amaraizu stated.