The National President, the Nigerian Correctional Officers Wives’ Association and the wife of the Controller General of Corrections, Aisha Nababa, have said that addressing the insecurity threatening the nation and other social vices requires the full participation of women.
According to her, women, as builders of houses, can lay the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous country.
Nababa spoke at the Association’s National Convention, with the theme; ‘National Security and the Corrections Officers Wives’ was held in Abuja on Saturday.
However, she advocated the inclusion of women in strategies and policies to reduce insecurity in the country.
Nababa said: “There are several ways in which women, and especially us, the Corrections Officers Wives, can contribute to reducing insecurity in the country.
As women, we build healthy homes and lay the foundation for a very good, peaceful and prosperous society.
“I believe that women should be involved in devising strategies and policies to combat insecurity in the country.
“Therefore, I sincerely hope that this convention will help us remember our unique role as a catalyst for change and strengthen the energy within us to fulfill that role.”
During the keynote address, former NCS spokesman Francis Enobore (Retd.) said bandits, terrorists and the indigenous people of Biafra had exacerbated the state of insecurity in the country.
He urged the agency to ensure that every effort was made to reinstate detainees who had escaped from detention centers in the country.
He said: “There is no denying that national security has recently become topical due to incessant…
breaches of the safety of life and property by various non-state actors.
“The nation is going through a nightmare at the hands of bandits, Boko Haram elements, the IPOB and kidnappers
all of which solve the problems of the hitherto known armed
muggers, cultists, sex offenders and among others.
“Unfortunately, security institutions have not been spared in the
wave of violence, including judicial centers.
“Hard criminals who escaped from custody must be recaptured”
and those in prison must be secured to ensure public safety for the economy to thrive.”