IGP Reacts To Report on Eviction of Female Officers Married To Civilians From Police Barracks

IGP Reacts To Report on Eviction of Female Officers Married To Civilians From Police Barracks

  • Husbands of female police officers would not be evicted from any of the Nigeria Police Force barrack across the country
  • The assurance was given by the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, after a signal from Enugu command was circulated
  • The IGP said the Nigeria Police gender policy does not discriminate against any personnel or member of the force

Abuja -Following the outrage over reports that female police officers married to civilians would be evicted from the barracks, the inspector general of Police, Usman Baba, has assured that such would not happen.

Vanguard reports the IGP's reaction is a sequel to a police signal which originated from the Enugu state command ordering female police personnel occupying barracks accommodation with their civilian husbands to vacate before January 31, 2022.

IGP Usman Baba
The IGP has said that civilian husbands of a female police officer would not be evicted from the barracks. Photo: Nigeria Police Force
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Describing the directive as unlawful, discriminatory and obnoxious, the IGP said such mandate is totally out of tune with the concept of equality as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution as amended.

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Baba also said that the directive is not in line with the Force Gender Policy which institutionalizes a gender mainstreaming as a core value in the Nigeria Police Force.

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Also, in its report, Punch said the police chief ordered the force provost marshal to immediately launch an investigation into the document in circulation.

According to him, stern disciplinary action would be taken against any person(s) found wanting in giving out the directive.

He further assured that the Nigeria Police remains committed to advancing the general well-being, rights and privileges of its personnel, irrespective of rank or gender.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian police has wielded into the killing of a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Timothy Adegoke.

The police arrested a wealthy businessman and owner of the Oduduwa University in Ile-Ife, Dr Ramon Adedoyin.

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The police in Osun state also vowed to ensure anyone found guilty of Adegoke's murder is brought to book.

In other news, the newly submitted report by the Lagos state panel has caused some stir both locally and internationally.

The United States of America in a recent statement welcomes the submission of the report by the panel members to the Lagos state government.

Accoridng to the US, it looks forward to a response by the Lagos state government on the new report and recommendations so far given by the panel

Source: Legit

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