- Photos of Saudi Arabia’s first female Hajj and Umrah security guards on duty have got the attention of many people, with some wondering how the change is so modern
- Among tweeps who shared their opinion about the photos were those who said allowing female guards in the Saudi Grand Mosque is too hasty
- The new development is part of the plans to uplift women in the kingdom as supported by the crown prince's vision 2030
The photos of female police guards in uniform ensuring security in the Saudi Grand Mosque have generated massive reactions on social media.
After the country’s Ministry of Interior released photos, the snaps were reshared by different accounts that said the development is a great one.
Gulf News reports that the officers ensure that security measures are followed during Hajj and Umrah.
In the snaps, the female guards stood smart with confidence as they wore black facemasks that matched the colour of their hijabs.
The same media gathered that in February 2021, the Saudi Ministry of Defence called on both women and men to take up various vacancies in the military.
According to Alarabiya, it is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 vision to advance the place of women in the Saudi community.
One of the female officers who spoke to the media said that among the things they do in the mosque is to ensure that all COVID-19 measures are duly followed by everyone.
It should be noted that earlier in 2021, the military law was amended to allow women to join the country’s armed forces.
YEN.com.gh compiled some of the Twitter reactions to the development:
"Proud of her and all the girls."
"Everything is changing. May Allah forgive us."
"I wonder why the king of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia could let such a thing happen? Why the predecessors did not allow it if it was good?"
"There were women guards always but not in Police uniforms."
"What a positive transformation. More grease to your elbow MBS."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the video of a woman controlling traffic despite a heavy downpour in Kwara state stirred massive reactions on social media.
In the clip, the woman abandoned her shelter, stepped into the rain, and worked energetically to ease traffic on the road.
As the traffic warden worked with so much passion, she kept checking her time. The result of her work was evident as traffic on every part of the road kept moving seamlessly despite the heavy rain.