Nigerian Police Officers’ wives urged to work towards being self-reliant

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Nigerian Police Officers’ wives urged to work towards being self-reliant

The wife of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and National President of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Hajia Alkali Baba, has counselled wives of both serving and fallen police officers to engage in meaningful ventures that would make them resourceful and self-reliant.

She encouraged them to acquire skills to be useful to themselves and their families, and also improve their overall well-being through constant exercise and good hygiene for good health.

Hajia Alkali Baba gave the advice at the Officers Mess in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on the occasion of empowerment of wives and widows of policemen.

The POWA president praised her husband for supporting her to revive POWA nationwide, and said, “When I came on board, there was no POWA nationally and my husband, the 21st indigenous Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, brought back POWA and rebuilt it.

“During the #EndSARS protest, I told him I would like to go and counsel my women, so I started going out. Benue is the 16th state I have been to. We will continue to replicate this in other states.”

The empowerment, she said, was part of her three-key point agenda as POWA president, which are education, health, and welfare.

She, however, distributed sewing machines, grinding machines, and bags of rice and cartoons of noodles, to assist them to support their families, promising to sustain the efforts in other states.

Handing over the items to the beneficiaries, the president said: “We want you to know that POWA remembers you and will never abandon you.”

Meanwhile, some of the beneficiaries, Godiya Ayuba, Msugh Mariam, and Ahmed Halima, expressed appreciation to the POWA president, and pray God to bless her to succeed in her tenure.

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