Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, emphasized that a new era has dawned for women, especially under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. She stressed the essential role of women in reshaping Nigeria and addressing the societal challenges that disproportionately affect them.
During a meeting with the Minister of State for Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, and a delegation of senior female police officers at her office in the State House, Abuja, Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended the increased participation of women in policing and national security, thanks to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.
She stated, “This marks the beginning of a new chapter for women in our country, as the current administration offers more opportunities for women to contribute their expertise. I am also eager to make my own contributions, as we need innovative and impactful initiatives to build a better Nigeria.”
Senator Oluremi Tinubu urged senior female police officers and women in general to take the lead in addressing pressing issues that affect women, such as rape, child abuse, human trafficking, and the proliferation of baby factories. She stressed the need for a safe environment where women can thrive and be empowered, protecting children from abuse and crimes.
Furthermore, she expressed her aspiration to see a day when a woman would hold the position of Inspector General of Police in the nation.
Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, the Minister of State for Police Affairs, commended Senator Oluremi Tinubu’s unwavering advocacy for advancing the interests of women in Nigeria. She emphasized that gender equality, the protection of human rights, and the empowerment of women are essential pillars of a just and equitable society.
Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim also outlined initiatives aimed at transforming the Nigeria Police into a modern, responsive, intelligence-led, and technology-driven institution. She sought Senator Oluremi Tinubu’s collaboration and support in advancing these crucial objectives, acknowledging the significance of collective efforts in achieving them.
Appointed by President Bola Tinubu, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim holds the distinction of being the first female Minister of State for Police Affairs in Nigeria.