Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs, has reiterated her commitment to ensure justice for the female corps member, Ezeiruaku Ifenyinwa Fidelia, that was recently alleged to have been dehumanized by a female army officer.
The minister in a statement on Friday frowned at the way and manner the corps member was dehumanized by a fellow woman.
She assured Nigerians of her readiness to tread extra legitimate miles to ensure justice for the corps member in question.
She said “I want to assure all Nigerians that alongside my colleague, Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, DG NYSC, we are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the corps member gets the desired justice.”
The minister, who also went ahead to grant the corps member’s request, said, “I want to reassure all Nigerians that the corps member will formally relocate to Lagos following her request to be deployed.”
For the purpose of further clarity, the victim, according to her “had in a telephone conversation also confirmed that at no point was her phone seized.”
She wondered why a female army officer that ought to jealously protect her fellow woman from harm was the one dehumanizing them.
“It is unfortunate that while we are raising the bar in our campaign to sustain the zero tolerance against SGBV at all levels in the country, including the security sector, an act of such nature can still occur. ”
Soliciting for calm from Nigerians, her ministry, as made known by her, will continue to engage with the leadership of the Nigeria Army to forestall such reoccurrence.
Condemning the act on behalf of the Nigerian women and all partners in the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence , she said “We condemn unequivocally this unacceptable and unimaginable incident and stand in solidarity to say no to violence in all its ramifications.”
In a video that went viral, the said female army officer was seen brutalizing a female corps member in Calabar, Cross River State, the action which Nigerians as noticed by TrackNews Online strongly frowned at.
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