In fulfillment of the National Gender Policy which formulated a 35 per cent Affirmative Action, the managements of the Nigeria Police and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has entered a partnership that will ensure that 35 percent of female applicants are integrated into the on-going nationwide recruitment of the Nigeria Police for First School Leaving Certificate holders.
Speaking after concluding on the collaboration, the Honorable Minister of Women Affairs, Barr Uju Kennedy Ohanenye thanked the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun for providing the platform for female applicants to be given a level playing ground as their male counterparts in the on-going recruitment exercise adding that present recruitment structure in the country has not favored women combined with gendered economic and household inequalities which are seen to be the main barriers to women’s contribution of their quota to national growth.
She therefore urged the female class with the requisite qualification to apply for the on-going Police recruitment of First School Leaving Certificate holders “please my girls, the Nigeria Police is recruiting First School Leaving Certificate holder, if you are interested, I urge you to apply as the Women Affairs will also encourage you to go back to school while on the job through scholarships and access to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Students’ Loan scheme” she said.
The Minister also assured the female applicants that their rights under the 35 percent affirmative action will be vigorously pursued and urged them to take advantage of the partnership between the Nigeria Police and Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.
It will be recalled that the Nigeria Police portal for the recruitment process was opened last month for First School leaving Certificate holders.