By Zakaa Lazarus
Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC) an Abuja based NGO on Tuesday commended Nigerian Police for approving new dressing code for female officers.
Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, National Coordinator made the commendation in an interview with our reporter on occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD) in Abuja.
He said that the Nigerian Police force, NPF, through its Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, has approved a new dress code for female officers in the force.
According to him, with the approval of this new dress code, female officers in the Nigerian Police Force are now allowed to wear hijab, stud earrings under their berets or peak caps while in uniform.
Nnam described the policy policy as a demonstration of solidarity and support for gender inclusiveness.
“While I congratulate women on this their auspicious day, I must commend the Nigerian Police for approving a new dressing code for female officers.
“The liberty now giving to women to dress as women in line with their tradition or belief further breaks the chains of subjugation which women has suffered for so long,” he said.
The National Coordinator who congratulated women on their day, urged them to continue to advance the existence of humanity through quality services.
According to him, women are indispensable in the society and so requires special treatment and inclusiveness.
He affirmed the readiness of his group to continue to support policies that promote gender equality in Nigeria.
March 8 annually is set aside for celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year’s theme is “break the bias.”