NAOWA donates food items to widows of fallen heroes


From Fatima Bukar, Abuja
The Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) 81 division chapter, Lagos, has
donated food items to some widows of Nigerian soldiers who died in line of duty while fighting Boko Haram insurgency in North-east.
President of the chapter, Mrs. Grace Udoh, who presented the items at Ikeja cantonment, urged the fallen heroes’ wives to be strong and courageous.
“I want to urge you wives of our fallen heroes to be strong, courageous and engage in positive ventures that would create a better life for you and your children in the future. You must endeavour to send your children to school, as education is a sure key to success.”
She stressed that with a sound education, the likelihood of their children falling into
delinquency would be greatly reduced.
Udoh advised the widows to enroll for skill acquisition programmes, to enable them
to fit well into the society in due time, and to transcend the sorrow and pain resulting
from the tragic loss of their loved ones.
“Please accept the token presentation of various items and use them judiciously, as we hope to come up with more programmes of mutual benefit,” she said.
Udoh said the presentation was meant to reach out to some of the widows of the heroes who had laid down their lives for the country’s peace and progress.
She also urged the women to take advantage of the free vocational training centre organised for them, to enhance their socio-economic development.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Idayat Yusuf, thanked the association for the gesture.


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