Oluremi Tinubu, Nigeria’s First Lady, has urged the heads of security organizations to advocate for more women to join the country’s armed forces.

With the topic of “Building Capacity Through Gender Mainstreaming to Meet Security Challenges,” she delivered the charge during the one-day gender mainstreaming conference held at Defence Headquarters.

Assuming the role of spokesperson for the Vice President, Hajia Nana Shettima, the First Lady, praised the concept of gender mainstreaming that the military leadership had started.

The theme is appropriate, she explained, since it focuses on creating a world that is safer, better, and more equal for everyone. As per the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and global best practices, I applaud the leadership of the Nigerian Armed Forces for embracing the gender mainstreaming idea.

“To effectively address these difficulties, we need to take a broad and imaginative strategy, and gender mainstreaming is a valuable weapon in our toolbox.

Gender mainstreaming is now a basic issue about how we view and handle security challenges, not just a charitable endeavor or a political objective.