Ruth Ogunleye: Minister Of Women Affairs Visits Chief Of Army Staff

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Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, the Minister of Women Affairs, has visited the Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja at the high command in Abuja over the case of a female soldier.

Recall that a now-viral video, showing a female soldier of the Nigerian Army, Ruth Ogunleye, in mufti, accused some senior officers of sexual harassment, intimidation and threat to life.
However, in a statement issued by the Women Affairs Minister’s media aide, Mr. Ohaeri Joseph, after the visit to the army chief, the minister said she was adequately updated on the efforts the army has put in place towards resolving the matter.

She said she was also informed with documented evidence that the lady’s salary was never stopped as she was paid up to December 2023.

According to her, the visit is pursuant to the mandate which the Women Affairs Ministry has to promote the interest of every woman in Nigeria as she has received strong assurances from the Chief of Army Staff concerning this matter and has equally detailed some senior officers to accompany her to visit Ms Ogunleye, adding that she interacted with her and was optimistic that the outcome will be fine.

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By Abia ThinkTank

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