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Nigeria Customs Service Pledges To Advance Gender Equality In Decision-Making

ByHybrid News

Apr 25, 2024

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has underscored its resolve to champion gender equality in decision-making processes as part of its ongoing efforts to combat gender discrimination and address gender-based violence.

During a capacity-building workshop on gender inclusivity, jointly organized by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the NCS in Abuja on Monday, April 22, 2024, Comptroller-General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, reiterated the service’s commitment to fostering a gender-inclusive environment.

Acting Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Caroline Niagwan, represented the CGC at the event, highlighting the importance of implementing clear policies and procedures to tackle gender discrimination, harassment, and biases within the NCS.

“Our objective is to establish a workplace where every individual, regardless of gender, enjoys equal opportunities to grow and contribute to the service’s success,” stated the CGC. “We are resolute in our determination to confront gender discrimination, harassment, and biases within our organization, and we are devoted to ensuring that our policies and practices reflect this dedication.”

The workshop convened customs officials, gender experts, and stakeholders to deliberate on strategies for fostering gender inclusivity and combating gender-based violence in the workplace.

Through this reaffirmed commitment, the NCS reaffirms its dedication to fostering a more inclusive and equitable work environment, where all employees are empowered to thrive and realize their full potential.

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