Nigerian selected for UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award

Nigerian selected for UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award

Nigerian selected for UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award

Nigerian selected for UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award as she has been selected as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious 2020 award

Nigeria Police officer Catherine Ugorji has been selected as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious 2020 award for police officers

Chief superintendent Ugorji, joined the Nigeria Police Force in 2003 and served as a criminal investigator from the local to regional level.

The Nigerian police officer is currently serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

She made the 21-women list for the award of over 1,300 UN policewomen who were deployed in UN peacekeeping operations.

The award will be presented to her during a virtual ceremony presided over by Mr Lacroix on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

A statement confirming her merit of the award from the UN police read:

“Catherine has introduced tactical operations that have been instrumental in reducing crime in the area, in support of the Malian security forces and the host population.

“In addition to this very demanding role, Chief Superintendent Ugorji has worked diligently to improve living conditions for women police officers so they can serve safely and with dignity.”

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