The U.K. Department for International Development and the British Council will end its funding for a program that seeks to improve the quality of security, justice and safety for poor people in Nigeria, Next reports. The U.K. provided up to 35 million pounds (USD53.4 million) to the Security, Justice and Growth program since it started in 2002, said Bob Arnot, the program’s manager.
Arnot explained that, among others, the program helped introduce community policing, encourage vigilante groups to collaborate with the formal police force, and boosted the efficiency of Lagos’ judiciary system.
The SJG program is set to conclude in two weeks. Arnot said DfID already proposed two programs that will build on the progress of SJG. One of these programs seeks to improve land administration and registry processes in the Nigeria.