Zakari Isah - Kaduna 

The Plateau state deputy governor, Mrs Josephine Piyo, has joined the First Lady of the Federal Republic, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, on a 3-day protocol and security seminar organized for wives of top government functionaries and female executives.

Piyo, appreciated the First Lady for such a great thought to bring women executives together to enlighten them on issues bordering on protocol and security.

She stated that the importance of the seminar cannot be overemphasized, insisting that it would help women conduct themselves professionally at all times. 

She advised women executives and wives of top government officials to always be aware of their environment be security conscious and observe protocols regularly. She also tasked them to be kind to their employees. 

The first lady, Oluremi Tinubu during the 3-day seminar also advised the women to be conscious of their environment at all times.

“It is important for women to understand the importance of protocols and acquire security awareness for the sake of the offices they hold.

“Women should strive to be mentors; those who have served in the positions you currently occupy are mentors you should consult.''

Tinubu advised women to strive toward having more roles in governance and must endeavor to match the expectations and images of their offices by acquiring needed etiquette. 

In the first lecture, titled; “The Nigerian Police, the Executives, and the Law,” the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, said communities had the right to checkmate security personnel in case they misbehaved.

He also cautioned women against abusing the office of security personnel attached to them or their spouses.

In a second lecture on “State Security and The Executives” delivered by Mr Yusuf Bichi, the Director General, of the Department of State Security Services, highlighted the need for synergy among protocol officials and security details attached to executive officials.

Bichi, who was represented by Mrs. Bolatito Surelufe, Director of Training, emphasized the need for executive officials to be more careful about their conduct around personal staff and on social media.

He advised executive officials to be wary of fake news spread via social media, Bichi also urged the women to employ responsible domestic staff to avoid being sold off to bandits and fraudsters.

The seminar was also attended by the First Lady of Plateau state, Barr. Helen Mutfwang, wife of Plateau state Senators, House of Representatives members, ministers, and legislators, other attendees are wives of national assembly legislators, wives of governors, and female deputy governors.

Other participants are the wives of service chiefs and other former first ladies like Dame Patience Jonathan Ajoke Murtala-Muhammed, and Turai Yar’adua. 

Martha A. Nyam 

Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Plateau state.

October 28, 2023.

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