Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC), an Abuja-based NGO, praised the Nigerian police on Tuesday for passing a new dress code for female officers.
Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, National Coordinator, made the eulogy in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD).
March 8 of each year is set aside for the celebration of International Women’s Day, this year’s theme is “Breaking the bias, ”
However, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) through the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has approved a new dress code for female officers in the force.
With the passage of this new dress code, female officers of the force can now wear hijabs, earrings under their berets, or peaked caps while wearing uniforms.
Nnam described the policy as a show of solidarity and support for gender inclusion.
“While I congratulate women on this auspicious day, I must congratulate the Nigerian Police Force for passing a new dress code for female officers.
The freedom now given to women to dress as women according to their tradition or belief further breaks the chains of subjugation that women have suffered for so long,” she said.
The national coordinator, who congratulated the women on their day, urged them to continue advancing humanity through their actions wherever they are.
According to him, women are indispensable in society and therefore require special and inclusive treatment.
He affirmed his group’s readiness to continue supporting policies that promote gender equality in Nigeria.