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The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria is a Non-Governmental, Non-Profit Organization made up of women lawyers which was formed in 1964....
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FIDA Nigeria commends the FRSC on the immediate suspension of its Rivers State Sector Commander for cutting Female Officers’ Hair as a Disciplinary Measure
- Published on Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:08
- Written by Ugonna Bestman Elerueanya
FIDA Nigeria commends the management of the FRSC on the immediate suspension of its Rivers State Sector Commander, Mr. Ayodele Kumapayi, pending investigation into the incident of cutting of female officers’ hair with a pair of scissors as a disciplinary measure.
Whilst FIDA Nigeria recognises the essence of discipline and adherence to rules of professional ethics within professional structures, we condemn in strongest possible terms, acts such as that executed by the Sector Commander which have the effect of undermining the dignity of women.
We use this opportunity to encourage the FRSC to review its regulations to ensure that the form, content and application of the regulations is not offensive to or discriminatory against any person on the basis of gender.
We look forward to a more gender-sensitive FRSC even as the work in keeping Nigerian roads safe advances.
MRS. INIME AGUMA
NATIONAL PRESIDENT/COUNTRY VICE PRESIDENT