Customs reaffirms commitment to gender equality

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The Nigeria Customs Service has reiterated its dedication to promoting gender equality in decision-making processes.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Wale Adeniyi in a statement in Abuja, said the move was part of efforts to tackle gender discrimination and gender-based violence.

The Customs boss made this known at a capacity-building workshop on gender inclusivity, co-organised by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Customs in Abuja.

Adeniyi said he was committed to fostering a gender-inclusive environment within the service.

The customs boss was represented by the Acting Comptroller-General of Customs, Caroline Niagwan, emphasised.

He stressed on the need for clear policies and procedures to address gender discrimination, harassment, and biases within the service.

He said, “Our aim is to create a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to grow and contribute to the service’s success, regardless of gender.

“We are committed to addressing gender discrimination, harassment, and biases within our ranks, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that our policies and practices reflect this commitment.”

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The workshop was attended by customs officials, gender experts, and stakeholders, who discuss strategies for promoting gender inclusivity and addressing gender-based violence in the workplace.


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