Nigerian Army To Partner African Women Leadership Organization and Promote Human Rights
The Nigerian Army has promised to partner with African Women in Leadership organization to further promote human rights as well as gender issues. The COAS, Lt Gen TY Buratai made the promise when he received members of the leadership led by its Coordinator Abuja chapter, Mrs Doris Joseph, on a courtesy visit to the Army Headquarters, Abuja.
The COAS who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), Major General RO Yusuf, commended the group for its mission to promote respect for human rights and care for the indigenes in the society, saying the Nigerian Army had long keyed into the objective.
He expressed appreciation to the organizion for recognizing the role of the Nigerian Army in Internal Security, urging it to support the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the country with information on suspected security threats.
The COAS indicated the interest of the NA to encourage the wives of officers to join the group. He further urged the organization to outline areas interest for the perfection.
Earlier in her remarks, the leader of the delegation, Mrs Doris Joseph thanked the COAS for granting her team audience, maintaining that the objective of the group is to promote human rights and assist the needy, especially children with scholarships to enable them get education. She disclosed that the group had sponsored students in secondary schools to enable them complete their basic education.
Mrs Joseph commended the COAS and the Nigerian Army for leading the fight against insurgency in the North East and other forms of criminalities in the country, promising to partner the NA in giving hope to the less privileged in the society.
The coordinator further revealed that the common goal of the organization was to build leaders for the benefit of the country.
The occasion was attended by Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters as well as members of the delegation.
Climax of the event was the presentation of souvenirs by the representative of the COAS to the visiting team.
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