The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has charged the leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to encourage women to join the military.
She gave the charge in her address read by the wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Nana Shettima at the Defence Headquarters’ one day Gender Mainstreaming Conference with the theme, Building Capacity Through Gender Mainstreaming to Meet Security Challenges.
The first lady said that women should not be discriminated against for getting married or bearing children while in the military.
She advised that more cooperation was required towards the elimination of gender-based violence within security forces.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa and the Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mohammed Baduru applauded the First Lady and agreed to look into her recommendations.