From: Kemi Yesufu, Abuja
The Faculty of Social Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the International Institute for Security and Governance Studies has announced plans to honour women who have excelled in the male-dominated fields of security, defence, law enforcement and the judiciary.
Dean of the faculty, Prof. Paul Pindar Izah, in a statement made available to Daily Sun, said it has become necessary to recognise women for their enormous contributions in these fields where they are seldom celebrated.
He further said the awardees are women who personify hard work, integrity, commitment to duty, diligence, bravery and patriotism.
The statement read in part: “The awards will help to us showcase authentic female role models for our young girls, authentic role models abounds in Nigeria, but they need to be identified, recognized and celebrated”.
“It is high time Nigeria give women their rightful place, because any country that relegates 50 percent of its population is doomed, education of the girl child is paramount, especially in the North”.
On his part, Dr David Okoror of the International Institute of Security and Governance studies (IISGS) , who doubles as the director, conference and awards said, “the awards principally would be for women and organizations in the following sectors of security, defence, law enforcement and judiciary. This is following the well known tradition of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria to promote initiative that supports rapid and holistic national development process, where no group or section is left behind”.