Bauchi First Lady Donates Vehicle, office Equipment to Police to Curb Gender Violence
By Bashir Hassan Abubakar
The fight against sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Bauchi State has received a boost when the state First Lady Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed donated a utility vehicle and office equipment to the gender Section of the State Police Command.
She made the donation when she paid a formal visit to the office of the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Sylvester Alabi fdc, mnim, psc.
The First Lady, while donating the Items, commended the efforts of the state police command in tackling security challenges and other forms of criminality in the state, urging them to redouble their efforts in other to rid the state of cases of SGBV that is bedevilling communities.
She said Gender section at stake police command has a crucial role to play towards complementing the efforts of the state action committee on SGBV and hence the need to support them for optimal performance.
She also noted that the State Government appreciates the efforts of the command in fighting crime especially in cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
The equipment donated includes: JAC Pick up Utility Vehicle, desk top computer set, refrigerator, laptop computer , 2 printers, 2 office chairs and a UPS/ Stabilizer. Other office consumables among items are ream of paper, cover notebook and pack of pens.
In his remarks while receiving the equipment, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Sylvester Alabi associated the wonderful gesture by the first lady and assured her that the equipment will be used judiciously in the areas which it is meant for.
He further explained that the utilization of the equipment will enhance the capacity and performance of the Gender Unit.
The CP however noted that, “with the application of unconventional approach to policing which includes Seminars, Workshops and sensitization of parents on their responsibilities to their wards especially in areas of negligence which usually makes them vulnerable to rapists, occurrence of such crimes has drastically reduced in the state”.
While appreciating the efforts of the State Action Committee on SGBV, CP Alabi also solicit the support of the media to help the Police in sensitizing parents by creating more awareness at community level.
Highlights of the ceremony was the official handing over of the equipment and presentation of a plaque to the First Lady in appreciation for her doggedness and support in the fight against SGBV in Bauchi State.
Our correspondent reports that members of the State Action Committee on SGBV were also in attendance.