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Police Boss Introduces New Dress Code For Female Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has approved a new dress code for Women Officers.

A statement today, March 4 by the acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the new code permits women police officers to wear stud earrings, and headscarf under their berets or peak caps as the case, may be, while in uniform.

The statement said that the dress code was unveiled at the IGP’s meeting with Strategic Police Managers yesterday, March 3.

The statement quoted the IGP as saying 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.”

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

The statement said however, that the new dress code is optional and that Senior Women Police Officers have been tasked to ensure compliance with the approved standard for women police officers who have opted to adopt the dress code.

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