The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN), a group comprised of 53 Nigerian civil society organisations and individual activists, has elected a new Chairperson of its Coordinating Committee, on 3 June 2023 at an annual general meeting (AGM) held in Lagos. The election produced the Executive Director of the Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, Ms ‘Kemi Okenyodo, as Chair.
At the AGM, two members of the NOPRIN Coordinating Committee stepped down and were replaced by new ones. Those elected to replace them were: Felicitas Aigbogun-Brai, the Executive Director of Rights Enforcement and Public Law Centre (REPLACE), and Mrs Gloria Egbuji, Executive Director of Crime Victims Foundation (CRIVIFON). They replaced Dr Lydia Umar and Mr Andy Nkemneme.
Also on the Coordinating Committee is Mrs Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, the Executive Director of Project Alert on Violence Against Women, who remains Treasurer.
Established in the year 2000, NOPRIN comprises organisations and individual activists committed to promoting police accountability and respect for human rights through reforms in the police to enhance safety, security and justice. The network has deployed many channels as part of its advocacy strategies to mobilise public opinion against the culture of impunity. These include media activities, public tribunals, advocacy briefs, and public protests.