The Nigerian Army(NA) in collaboration with British Defence Section, West Africa has taken its advocacy on Gender Mainstreaming to 8 Division Area of Responsibility in Sokoto state.
The first phase of the workshop was conducted in some selected formations across the Nigerian Army and the second phase has been approved with Sokoto as the focal start point according to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
The workshop was declared opened by the General Officer Commanding 8 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Uwem Bassey, who was represented by Brigadier General Mohammed Abdullahi, Chief of Staff, Headquarters 8 Division.
General Abdullahi said the workshop seeks to build the requisite capacity of officers and men of the NA, particularly as assigned missions within the joint environment are becoming complex, increasingly expanding and dynamic in the areas of gender mainstreaming, international Humanitarian Law and Fundamentals Human Rights.
Participants were drawn from security and para-military agencies, Civil Society Organisations, Humanitarian Agencies and other critical stakeholders.
The workshop tagged “Gender mainstreaming for enhanced professionalism in the NA,” organised by the Department of Civil-Military Affairs will be run from 16 -18 January 2022.
Nigerian Army takes Gender advocacy to Sokoto State