As part of plans to build on the achievements of the Nigerian Police Force, the inspector general of police, Suleiman Abba has re-constituted the “force gender unit” of the force to end violence against women and female children in the country.
The announcement was made public via press statement signed by force public relations officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu on Monday, October 13, 2014. Abba has therefore appointed Olabisi Kolawole as the force gender adviser to head the newly re-instituted unit.
Kolawole’s will be tasked to do the following among other things:
- Ensure the implementation of a robust capacity building plan for officers in gender related issues.
- Ensure the inclusion of gender training in Nigeria Police curriculum at all levels.
- See to the establishment of Gender Desk officers in Police Formations nationwide.
- Enhance the already existing collaboration with other stakeholders in the area of gender equality.