..As IGP throws weight behind activism against women, gender violence

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has been decorated as an Orange Ambassador by the Honourabke Minister Of Women Affairs social Development, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen, at the Force Headquarters, in Abuja,

The visit to the IGP by the Minister and her team is part of activities to mark the 16 days of activism against Gender-based violence and violence against children which commenced on the 26th of November, 2022 and would run until 10th of December, 2022.

In a statement by the Force Public Relations officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday, said the IGP later assured the minister and entourage of his committment to establishing a gender desk across the country and how will not treat gender based violence cases with levity.

” The IGP emphasized the need for all structures in the criminal justice system of the country to synergize to stamp out all forms of violence against all genders, particularly women and children, who are mostly victims of violent acts perpetrated through the criminal conduct of others.

” The Minister commended the IGP for his love and support towards women and children which have been evident in salient policies and actions of the Nigeria Police Force under his leadership. The ‘Colour-me-Orange’ team who accompanied the Honourable Minister joined her in decorating the IGP as an Orange Ambassador in the cause against gender-based violence.

” The Inspector-General of Police on his part assured the Honourable Minister and her team of his commitment to sustaining the fight against perpetrators of gender-based violence.

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“The IGP equally re-emphasized the establishment of gender desks across the country and assured that the Police would not treat cases of gender-based violence with levity under his watch.” the statement added


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