NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINOLOGISTS AND SECURITY PRACTITIONERS OF NIGERIA (NACSP)
(Inc: Association of Criminologists and Security Experts of Nigeria-ACASEN)
‘Esprit de corps’
Motto:Unlocking Crime…Networking Intelligence
Slogan:NACSP Unlocking Crime … Intelligent Borne All the way
NACSP shall promote a better and greater Nigeria through good governance and developmental research, advocacy and security entrepreneurship with dexterity cum intelligence policing technology. It will also create a platform for international professionalism associated with the intriguing knowledge based society to exhibit their intellectual products via manpower and artificial intelligence to provide security services to government, industries, the private sector and the general public.
NACSP aims at contributing her inexhaustible mental prowess and professional manpower to promote good governance, development and strategies for a secured Nigeria through empirical research and studies via provision of whitepaper to the Nigerian government/
security agencies on threatening security issues, development of Intelligence security technology (Crimo-Techno), re–orientation of Nigerians and promotion of security professions via innovations, conferences, seminars, workshops and other related activities.
The aims and objectives of the ASSOCIATION are:
- To pursue scholastic, scientific, metaphysical, cultural/traditional and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, detection, prevention, management, control and treatment of crime and delinquency and the victims of these vices in Nigeria.
- To promote criminology and security studies profession and related disciplines and to foster cooperation between members, National security agencies and public individuals.
- To educate, advocate and sensitize the public on the fundamental human rights law and victims of crime rights, advocate and canvass for compensation/social security for victims of crime and establish a foundation for victims of crime, college of Fellows, Journal of Criminologists and security Practitioners of Nigeria (Editorial Advisory Board), National Rifle Association and National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS) as interest groups and further invest in corporate Security business.
- To harness adequate intelligence on National security issues from all available academic and non academicavenues(research work) with a view to curbing all manner of criminalities and security challenges in the country via intelligence policing system, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc and provision of white paper to the Nigeria government on threatening security issues.
BRIEF HISTORY OF NACSP
The National Association of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (NACSP) is an umbrella organization of criminologists, security practitioners and related disciplines, the academic world, student bodies, interest groups, security industries, and National security agencies which strive at professionalism. It is a non-profit making educational organization whose membership pursuit is scholastic, scientific, metaphysic, cultural/traditional and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, detection, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency including the victims of these vices internationally by providing networking opportunities through which members could exchange ideas, knowledge, methods, advice, education and working assignments using scientific techniques/security technology, cultural and traditional techniques to forge ahead professional linkage and to promote the welfare of all members of the Association on the principle of equality, fairness, justice, peace, security and good governance of the Association and Nigeria at large.
This organization is steered to harness adequate intelligence on National security issues from all available academic and non academic avenues with a view to curbing all manner of criminalities and security challenges in the country via intelligence policing systems. NACSP is a community oriented police service (COPS) corps and is a brain child of the Nigeria Society for Criminology (NSC) led by Prof. Etannibi Alemika, Prof. Oluwayemi Kayode-Adedeji, Prof. Hauwau Evelyn Yusuf and its Founding Members.
It is recognized as a powerful intelligence based watchdog with gallant members in various commands in all states of the federation and brigade in institutions of higher learning where Criminology/ Security Studies and related disciplines are accredited. The student body was formed on the 16th of July, 2012 by the Intelligentsia Seven (7) then students of Criminology and Security Studies of National Open university of Nigeria (NOUN),Uyo study centre while the professional body was officially inaugurated during her 1st National Conference on the 15th October, 2016 in Abuja (Forces Command) and is also registered by Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as Association of Criminologists and Security Experts of Nigeria as an incorporated trustee. The body further held her 1st National central working council (NCWC) meeting on the 10th of December, 2016 at EMAB Garden, Wuse 2, Abuja,and her 2nd National central working councilmeeting (NCWC)on 12th May, 2017 at EMAB Garden, Wuse 2, Abuja, to further expand its National Executive Council and committee members in order to fast track much of its originating activities.
The Association participated in the anti-corruption grafted billduring the 2017 youth’sconference against corruption at communication department, University of Lagos organized by Presidential Advisory Committee againstCorruption (PACAC) on the 24th April, 2017.
The initiative was discovered and instituted by Cops. Williams Ekposon, a graduate of Criminology and Security Studies, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and shared among liberated-minded members. It will also interest you to know that NACSP nurses the following interest groups:
- NACSP College of Fellows
- The Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON) Editorial Advisory Board.
- Foundation for the Victims of Crime (FOVOC).
- National Rifles Association (NRA)
- National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS), formally known and addressed as National Association of Criminology and Security Students (NACSS).
The National Association of Criminology and Security Students (NACSS) signed up her facebook group on the 23rd of February 2010, being the origin or embryo of the entire ideology that advocated and canvassed for it to be adopted as a veritable platform to showcase professionalism held its inaugural meeting on 16th July, 2012 at La-mems hotel, 40 Nkemba Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, which was attended by the Intelligentsia Seven (7) who signed the scroll and adopted the nomenclature at 19:40 hours (7:40 pm) and placed it on Cosmic Intelligence Cell and named the Mother Command ‘Intelligence Command,’ and anchored her modus operandi on the criminal justice system and military regimental system.
On 24th September, 2012, a pro-term executive of six members were selected and formed to pilot the affairs of the Association. The Association paid a courtesy visit to Prof. Darlington Iwarimie-Jaja at University of Port Harcourt and submitted her proposal for affiliation with Nigerian Society of Criminology (NSC) the same year. The Association celebrated her 1st anniversary on 16th July, 2013 at La-mems Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (Intelligence Command), her 2nd anniversary on 16th July, 2014 at Millany Hotels & Suites, Uyo, AkwaIbom State (Intelligence Command), and her 3rd anniversary on 16th July, 2015 at Hon. Nnamdi Wokekoro Hall, NULGE Consulate, Port Harcourt, Rivers State (Anti-militia Command), and her 4th anniversary jointly celebrated at the 1st National Conference of National Association of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria tagged: ‘Nigeria Security Challenges: The Need for High Tech Policing System’ on 15th October, 2016 at Royal Tropicana Hotels, Utako District, Abuja (Forces Command)with eighty-five(85) delegates, in attendance.
NACSP organized the 1st South-west Criminology workshop tagged: ‘Criminology: The Dynamics’ jointly hosted by Adekunle Ajasin University in Akungba Akoko and National open university of Nigeria (NOUN), Akure study centre on the 24th of June, 2017 held at Ground Otad Hotel, Akure, Ondo State.
NACSP further scheduled a joint students and graduates assembly at its 3rd National central working council meeting held at its Intelligence Headquarters in Abuja on the 17th of June, 2018 and slated the 2nd National conference tagged:‘Security Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development ‘ on the 26th- 27th of October, 2018 at Green-Minds Hotels, Abuja and was successfully conducted with over two hundred (200) delegates across the country.
During the joint meeting the student body formally known and addressed as National Association Of Criminology and Security Students (NACSS) was unanimously branded with the new nomenclature National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS) as suggested by one of our mentors, Sigismund O. A. Akinbulumo, Ph.D. a lecturer from the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Security Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA),Ondo State, to give the student body a uniform National identity.
National Executive Council members were also voted to serve in the student body for a calendar year after brief constructive orientated arguments by the representatives of each institution. National secretariat was given to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State. Subsequently, the NASACSS Executive Council was dissolved and stood down on the ground of incapacitation during the annual general congress(AGC) at the 2nd National Conference by 2/3 simple majority of students.
The Association also slated its 4th National Central Working Council (NCWC) meeting held at the Intelligence Headquarters in Abuja on the 18th of May, 2019 where they rectified the nine (9) men thorough-bred academia as Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON) chaired by the erudite scholar,PROF. DARLINGTON IWARIMIE-JAJA, FIIA. The Editor-In-Chief, JOCASPON, of the Department of Sociology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The Association scheduled the 3rd National Conference of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (NACSP) on the 25th-26th of October, 2019 in Abuja, tagged “INSTITUTIONALIZING CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES IN NIGERIA.”
It also adopted and rectified the newly reviewed membership subscription/annual dues, Induction and Conference fees and instructed members to comply in accordance with her collective resolve. The joint council unanimously resolved that induction of prospective members and gravitation of members shall be done at the annual National Conference forthwith.
The Association adopted and rectified the Security Innovative Investment committee chaired by Cops. Danjuma Lawal and Cops. Dominic Ogar the secretary, to develop Security Innovative Business Plans for the Association. The Maiden Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON), 2019 Calendar and Sticker were distributed to departmental Captains/Presidents to deliver to their respective departments.
During the 4th National Central Working Council (NCWC) meeting inducted members were nominated to fill the vacant positions in the National Executive Council (NEC) of the professional body and the following members were sworn-in in accordance with the Constitution:
(i). Cops. Musa H. Sule – Vice President National Affairs
(ii). Cops. Aliyu Yusuf – Assistant Secretary General / Scribe II
(iii). Cops. Muhammad Nazifi – Director of Signal/ Public Relation Officer (PRO)
(iv). Cops. Bridget Ngwam- Director of Welfare II/Arsenal II
The Students (NASACSS) also conducted their election into the National Executive Council (NEC) of National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS) during the joint council meeting and the members of the National Executive Council are to serve for 12 calendar months.
The National Secretariat for the Student body was zoned to Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Kano State, for 12 calendar months as seat of power where the National Captain/President, Secretary General and Director of Finance were elected. The following members were also elected and inaugurated to serve the Student body for a calendar year after brief constructive orientated arguments by the representatives of each institution:
(i). Cops. Abubakar Ali Farida (BUK) National Captain /President
(ii).Cops.MosesChibuke Joseph (NOUN, Abuja) Vice president, National Affairs
(iii). Joshua KoarAkanyi (BUK) General Secretary/Scribe I
(iv). AL-mustafa Suleiman (BUK) Director of Finance
(v).Cops. Abdulazeez Muhammad Bala (NOUN,Jos) Director of Intelligence
(vi). Celestine Clement Dalorka (University of Jos), Director of Signal/ Public Relation Officer (PRO)
(vii).Ademuyiwa Opeyemi Moses (AAUA), Director of Welfare I/Arsenal I
At the Joint Council Meeting, the Association berated and cast a vote of no confidence on one Adeusi Demola Olatunji (acclaimed criminologist graduate), otherwise known as Piero Luchas, sentenced to four (4) months imprisonment for a one-count charge of internet fraud filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission ( EFCC) Ibadan zonal office. The pronouncement was made on Monday 13 May, 2019 by Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan. Therefore, the Association warned members to desist from every act of criminality forthwith and strictly adhere to the professional/ethical code of conduct as they are the intelligence watchdogs of the society.
The 5th National Central Working Council (NCWC) meeting held at the Intelligence Headquarters in Abuja on the 8th of February, 2020. At the meeting, the Association rectified and adopted the 3rd National conference Security Audits report and the 3rd National Conference planning committee report.
The joint Council unanimously rectified and adopted the 2020 Budget proposalof the Association, the Maiden Edition (volume2), Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON), 2020 Calendar and stickers were distributed to departmental Captains/Presidents to deliver to their respective departments.
They equally scheduled the 4th National Conference of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (NACSP) on the 2nd-3rd of October, 2020 in Abuja, tagged “NIGERIA AT 60: QUEST FOR HOLISTIC APROACH TO A CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY”.
The 4th National Conference was rescheduled on 13- 14 August, 2021 due to corona virus pandemic (COVID19)
The 6th National Central Working Council (NCWC) meeting held at the Intelligence Headquarters in Abuja on the 11th of April, 2021, witnessed a huge turn up. There the Association rectified and adopted the 2020 finance Audited report.The Joint Council unanimously rectified and adopted the 2021 Budget proposal of the Association.
During the 6th National Central Working Council (NCWC) meeting jointly held by students, graduates and security experts, we unanimously rescheduled the 4th National Conference of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (NACSP) to be held on the 13th -14th of August, 2021 in Abuja,with the theme:“NIGERIA AT 60: QUEST FOR HOLISTIC APROACH TO A CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY.”
The Association strategically and successfully hosted the 4th National Conference on 27th-28th August 2021 even with the lockdown experienced in Jos and violent crimes in Northern part of the country as at that period.
The Associationalso constituteda seventeen-men conference organizing committee members alongside with five sub-committees: – Induction Committee, Security Vetting Board, Social Media Committee, Pageantry Committee and Late Professor Femi Nation Quiz Competition Committee,to oversee the smooth organization of the 4th National conference.
It was at this Council Meeting that Cops. Dominic Ogar was appointed as assistant secretary of the Association.
The Organization lost her board members and patrons in 2020; late Prof. Femi Odekunle, the pioneer National patron and late Prof. Darlington Iwarimie-Jaja the pioneer grand patron/Pioneer Editor-in-chief of Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON), Late Prof. Joseph Okwayi, patron and founder of Criminology and Anti-Terrorism Studies, University of Calabar.
Following the above, the Joint Council unanimously conferred Prof. P. E. Igbinovia as the Chief Trustee and Chairman Board of Trustee (BOT), Prof. Oluwayemi Kayode-Adedeji as the Grand Patron, Prof. Etannibi Alemika as the National Patron, Prof. Saqid Isah Radda as the Deputy National Patron, Prof. Joe Ukemenam as the Patron foreign Affairs, Prof. Salisu A. Abdullahi as NACSP Ombudsman, Prof. Abdullahi Shehu as NACSP Mayor, Prof. E. U. M. Igbo as the Editor-in-Chief -JOCASPON, Prof. Don John Omale as Editor -JOCASPON , Prof. Hauwau, Evelyn Yusuf as NACSP mentor and Dr. Aaron Anyanabia as NACSP adviser.
The body resolved that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the students wing should conduct elections into the National Executive Council of National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS) before the forthcoming national conference or stands dissolved in order to give equal opportunity to newly elected departmental Presidents in various institutions to serve in that capacity for 12 calendar months.
The Associationalsoresolved to produce criminology and security studies handbooks as a guide to all and sundry.Following reported students’ vandalism of school property,the Association strongly condemned the nonchalant attitude and gross insubordination displayed by criminology students of Adamawa state polytechnic, Yola, which led to wanton destruction of school property and warned them forthwith via white paper to the department.
At the meeting, the Maiden Edition (volume2), Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON), 2021 Calendar and stickers were distributed to departmental Captains/Presidents to deliver to their respective departments.
On January 5, 2021 the Association through its national executive council issued a white paper to the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, security stakeholders and the Honourable minister for Education appealing to them to establish the Department of Criminology and Security Studies in all federal universities in Nigeria and further requested the Federal Ministry of Education to draft curriculums for Peace Studies, Security Studies and Antibcorruption Studies to be accredited as subjects of study at the kindergarten /primary schools, secondary schools in Nigeria in view of the weighty security challenges that plague the country.
The Association held her 7th National Central Working Council (NCWC) meeting at the Intelligence Headquarters in Abuja on the 5th of June, 2022 to rectified and adopted the 2021 finance Audited report and conference expenditures report. The joint Council also rectified and adopted the 2022 Budget proposal and 5th national conference proposal.
The 7th National central Working Council (NCWC) meeting jointly held by students, graduates and Security Experts, unanimously scheduled the 5th National Conference of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (NACSP) on the 14th -15th of October, 2022 in Abuja,with the theme:“2023 Elections in Nigeria and Its Security Implication: The Practical Approach.”
Third-five man conference organizing committee members was constituted alongside with six sub-committees: – Induction Committee, Security Vetting Board, Social Media Committee, Pageantry Committee and Late Professor Femi Quiz Competition Committee, Fund Raising Committee for office complex to oversee the smooth organization of the 5th National conference and the Association originating activities.
The body through its board franked at the non-commitment of some members and members of the National Executive Council (NEC) and resolved to relief their position and replace committed ones to carry out the aims and objectives of the association.They unanimously resolved to produce the association handbook and constitution as a guide to all and sundry. The Maiden Edition (volume III), Journal of Criminologists and Security Practitioners of Nigeria (JOCASPON) and stickers were distributed to departmental Captains/Presidents to deliver to their respective departments.
The organization further proposed the flag up of scholarship scheme for undergraduates and post graduates students of criminology and security studies as a pet project to commemorate the gigantic strived of our heroes of blessed memory such as Late Prof. Darlington Iwarimie–Jaja of University of Port Harcourt, and Late Prof. Joseph Ukwayi of University of Calabar.
Moreover, it is noteworthy to state that circumstances have bestowed the need to establish NACSP and its subsidiaries given that universities and governmental agencies in Nigeria have given full attention to the scientific study of criminology, intelligence/security studies and the pattern of criminal trends in Nigeria including terrorism, militancy, kidnapping, etc. In facilitating the ongoing efforts of the Nigerian government, especially the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), who has given premium interest on security, the Association aims at tackling the problems of insecurity and the endemic nature of corruption in the body polity, through application of intelligence policing system and collating of crime statistics for both studies and analyses. It is therefore very important that the Nigerian government which the world holds in high esteem for its relentless efforts at sustaining democracy should support and adopt this initiative, and to embark on breeding a new crop of criminologists and intelligence security personnel, whose collective efforts are expected to assuage this ugly trend currently in vogue in most parts of the country.
We are optimistic to bring innovations to our profession in order to meet the yearnings of Nigerians to enhance and promote the development of academic departments of criminology and security studies or justice education in our institutions of higher learning which will influence an increasing number of students who will learn about criminology and play professional roles in the criminal justice system. We also think that the organization will motivate law enforcement personnel to be more accountable to their duties because students and faculties engaged in locally relevant research activities will assist the justice system personnel with research findings on new methods, techniques, technologies and strategies for dealing with crimes and delinquencies, including the victims of these vices.
The Association is the beam of hope for the future generation and is established to advance professionalism and become a leader in advocating the ideas required to make our criminal justice system democratic to unlock the dominant potential of our noble profession and salvage membership welfares. Nigerian criminologists and security practitioners – persons interested in criminological matters – should be motivated to do research on Nigerian criminology. We should also encourage our brothers and sisters, including members of other criminological bodies outside the shores of this country to share their experiences and exchange information with us to forge professional linkages in the field.
Therefore, we have implicit confidence that our intelligence gathering, pragmatic suggestions/advice, strategies and innovative ideas proffered by eminent and thorough-bred professionals of our noble organization will salvage National Security challenges.