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POWA empowers over 100 members, PWDs in Bauchi

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POWA empowers over 100 members, PWDs in Bauchi

The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has reached out to over 100 of its members and people with disabilities (PWDs) in Bauchi, providing them with much-needed empowerment.

The recipients of this empowerment initiative were carefully chosen from widows of deceased officers, less privileged POWA members, and several PWDs both within and outside the police community.

During the distribution of the items, Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Egbetokun, the National President of POWA, emphasized the importance of the association’s educational and empowerment programs.

She reaffirmed POWA’s commitment to equipping its members with essential skills and resources to help them thrive and achieve prosperity.

Dr. Egbetokun took a moment to acknowledge the unwavering strength and determination of the widows of fallen officers, praising them as shining examples of resilience and hope for others in similar situations.

Encouraging unity and mutual support among the women, Mrs. Egbetokun urged them to continue standing together, offering assistance and solidarity whenever needed.

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In a goodwill message, the State First Lady Hajiya (Dr.) Aisha Bala Mohammed commended the POWA President for her unwavering commitment and dedication to supporting the widows of the fallen heroes.

Represented by the wife of the Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Hajiya Asma’u Mohammed Auwal, the Bauchi First Lady said that the empowerment programs initiated by Mrs. Egbetokun was a clear demonstration of her unwavering commitment to the well-being of widows of Police Officers.

She stressed that the empowerment will not only support them, but also uplift the entire community as it promotes self-sufficiency and economic growth.

Earlier in her welcome remarks, Bauchi State Chairperson of POWA, Hajiya Binta Auwal Musa said that POWA, at the State level have made significant progress aimed at improving membership drive and provision of socioeconomic support to State POWA members and their wards.

Hajiya Musa also disclosed that the State Chapter of POWA is currently building a dispensary at one of the barracks, with the support of the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police (CP) Auwal Musa.

The items distributed to the beneficiaries include: sowing machines, hair saloon driers, freezers, food items, wheelchairs for PWDs and other empowerment items.

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