The Acting PRO of The Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi has announced the new and improved dress code for female police officers in the country.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Baba approved the new dress code for female police officers.
According to the Force PRO, the dress code was unveiled during the IGP’s meeting with strategic police managers on Thursday.
The female police officers are now permitted to wear headscarves under their peak caps or beret as the case may be while in uniform although, this is optional.
“The police have workforce from every local government in the country with different ethnic and religious backgrounds. This, therefore, brings the need to guarantee inclusion, gender mainstreaming, ethnic and religious diversity in the workplace for optimum output and professionalism.” he stated
He also noted that the development was in line with international best practices, to address the growing concern for gender mainstreaming and respect for culture and diversity.