The United Nations Population Fund, NFPA has raised the need to train officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to become better in their responsibilities as first responders in cases of gender based violence.
Ms Marija Rakovic, Head of Office, UNFPA, Cross River Office expressed this desire during a training of 50 personnel of the Corps in Cross River Command.
She said the training became necessary to help officials of NSCDC become better in their job as first responders to gender based violence.
“You know you may need to handle difficult and sensitive cases, what you have learnt these three days will make your work easier.
“I hope you will continue to engage with us when you have questions and suggestions because you are the ones on ground in the various communities,” she said.
Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Samuel Fadeyi appreciated the training.
He disclosed that the corps can no longer tolerate Gender Based Violence (GBV).
The Commandant said the cases of GBV in Nigeria and beyond especially against women have become troubling.
“Culture is meant to be dynamic with the time; if we did not change, we would still be killing twins in Cross River in the name of culture.
“Many women have excelled more than their male counterparts when opportunities came, so it is necessary for all hands to be on deck to curb GBV, as we cannot tolerate it anymore,” he maintained
Fadeyi told them to put all they had learnt in the three day training to practice in their various stations and units for the benefit of humanity.
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