By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh/Kano
The Kano Command of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC) has trained 62 female officers for safe school initiatives and other special assignments that require the intervention of female squads.
Mohammed Lawal Falala, the state commandant, stated this while receiving the leadership of Kano State Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday.
He said out of the 62 female officers, 30 would be posted to guard female schools while 32 would remain on standby for other special assignments that require the services of female officers.
According to him, the Command came up with such an initiative considering the fact that male officers would not be able to penetrate all nooks and crannies of the state due to the peculiar nature of Kano as a Sharia’ah-compliant state.
However, he appealed for more postings of female officers to Kano, adding that “Kano is big in terms of population and landmass.