The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos State Chapter has called on the Nigeria Police to beef up security as the Nation marks 59th Independence Anniversary.
The call was made by the Chairperson, Lagos State Chapter, Adeola Ekine on the occasion of Nigeria’s Indpendence Day.
Ekine said the security operatives need to “double up their efforts in fighting crime and all sorts of criminality in our dear state especially as regards bursting of baby factories and brothels being used as hide outs for suspected criminals.”
Identifying the role women can play in the security of the nation, Ekine “call on government at all levels to increase the percentage of women participation in governance as we look forward to a virile nation devoid of kidnapping, insurgency, robbery, rape etc.”
She added that, “we should all be committed to Nigeria not minding our political stand knowing fully well that we have no other country than Nigeria.”
Ekine appeal to Nigerian women to remain undaunted, resolute and peaceful in their various fields of endeavour.
The association congratulates Nigeria and Nigerians on the occasion of the 59th Independence Day celebrations, noting that, “we thank God for our unity in diversity inspite of the various challenges confronting the nation and we hope that Nigeria will scale through all odds.”