First Lady, Senator Remi Tinubu, said efforts to restructure Nigeria and address the societal ills plaguing the female gender require the active participation of women.
She asked the senior female police officers and other women to help build a better Nigeria. The first lady urges them to lead the action in addressing some of the problems, such as rape, child abuse, human trafficking, and the establishment of baby factories, that affect them the most in 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 a reduction in cases of human trafficking, organ harvesting, and baby factories,” she said.
Senator Remi Tinubu stated this when she granted audience to the minister of state for police affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, who led other senior female police officers on a courtesy visit to her office at the State House, Abuja.
She emphasized with pride, the fact that a large number of women are actively involved in policing and securing the country, the first lady in her statement by the media aide, Busola Kukoyi, stated that the current administration of President Bola Tinubu has given more room to women to contribute their own quota towards national development.
“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,” she said.
She added that she is looking forward to the day that a female will become the nation’s Inspector General of Police.
In Appreciation of the first lady for setting the pace and advancing the interest of women in the country, the minister of state for police affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim noted that safeguarding human rights, gender equality, and empowerment of women were key anchors of a just and fair society.
“We are working on 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 recognize the limitations of past reforms and are now taking a more proactive and holistic transformation that permeates every facet of police operations”.
“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,” she said.