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It’s new dawn for Nigerian women to contribute quota to national development: First Lady Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (4th from left), Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, Honourable Minister of State for Police Affairs (4th from Right), and Senior Female Police officers During a Courtesy Visit to the First Lady's Office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, FCT Photo: State House

*Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, affirms there is a new dawn to empower more women to thrive and contribute their quota to national development, especially under the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Senator Oluremi Tinubu CON, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has said efforts at reshaping Nigeria and addressing societal ills affecting the female gender require active participation of women.

The First Lady said this when she granted audience to Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, Honourable Minister of State for Police Affairs,  who led Senior Female Police officers on a courtesy visit to her office at the State House, in Abuja, FCT.

Busola Kukoyi, Special Assistant (SA) to the First Lady on Media, stated Senator Tinubu noted with pride, the fact that a large number of women are actively involved in policing and securing the country.

According to the First Lady, the current administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has accorded more women the opportunity to contribute their own quota to national development.

ConsumerConnect reports President Bola Ahmed Tinubu appointed Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim as the First female Minister of State for Police Affairs in Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu said: “It is the beginning of a new dawn for women in the country as the current administration will give women more room to contribute their quota.

“I am also looking for ways to contribute. We cannot have a Nigeria without people doing new and great things.”

As regards how the senior female Police Officers and other women could help to forge a better Nigeria, Senator Tinubu charged them to lead the action in addressing some of the ills, such as rape, child abuse, human trafficking and proliferation of baby factories, that affect them the most in the society.

“Women must thrive and be empowered in a safe environment.

“We want to see our children not abused through crimes and maltreatment, rape of minors and children.

“There must be reduction in cases of human trafficking, organ harvesting and baby factory,” Senator Tinubu noted.

Tinubu further said that she looked forward to a day when a female would become the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in Nigeria.

Speaking during the visit, Sulaiman-Ibrahim applauded the First Lady’s steadfast advocacy by setting the pace and advancing the interest of women in the West African country.

The Minister of State for Police Affairs observed that gender equality, safeguarding of human rights, and empowerment of women were key anchors of a just and fair society.

Sulaiman-Ibrahim also stated: “We are working on a bold initiatives aimed at not only addressing existing challenges, but fundamentally reshaping the Nigeria Police into a modern, responsive, intelligence-led and technology-driven institution.

“We recognise the limitations of past reforms and are now taking a more proactive and holistic transformation that permeates every facet of police operations.”

The Minister added: “We are here today not just to discuss but to seek your collaboration, for we understand that the collective advancement of these crucial issues requires your esteemed support and partnership.

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