New dress code for female officers reflects our diversity – Police

The Nigeria Police say the new dress code adopted for female officers is aimed at reflecting the country’s religious and ethnic diversity.

Muyiwa Adejobi, acting spokesperson for the national police force, said the dress code allows female police officers to wear stud earrings and headscarf under their berets.

He explained that latest decision of the politics leadership is in line with global best practices in police organisations.

“The IGP noted that the Nigeria Police workforce has officers from every local government in the country with a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds, and an increased inclusion of female folks.

“This therefore brings the need to guarantee inclusion, gender mainstreaming, ethnic and religious diversity in the work place for optimum output and professionalism.

“This has informed the improvement for effective global workforce diversity management. Other countries that have adopted same dress code include Canada, the United States of America, Sweden, Turkey, Australia and the United Kingdom amongst others.

“The dress code is optional and Senior Women Police Officers have been tasked by the IGP to ensure compliance with the approved standard for women police officers who have opted to adopt the dress code.

“The Inspector-General of Police noted that this development, which is in line with international best practices addresses the growing concern for gender mainstreaming and respect for culture and diversity,” Adejobi stated.



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