DEPOWA hon­ours fallen he­roes

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The Defence and Po­lice Of­fi­cers’ Wives As­so­ci­a­tion (DEPOWA) has built a Skills Ac­qui­si­tion Cen­tre in sup­port of the wid­ows of fallen mem­bers of the Armed Forces, Defence spokesman Colonel Rabe Abubakar said yes­ter­day in a state­ment.

The Cen­tre, which is set to com­mence op­er­a­tion in Novem­ber 2015, will give free train­ing and ser­vices to the wid­ows and chil­dren of those that died in ac­tive ser­vice, es­pe­cially those that lost their lives in the fight against ter­ror­ists, he added.

Abubakar stated that the Na­tional Pres­i­dent of DEPOWA, Mrs Omobolanle Olonisakin made this dis­clo­sure dur­ing a cour­tesy visit of the or­gan­i­sa­tion to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen­eral Gabriel Olonisakin at the Defence Head­quar­ters Abuja.

She stated that the maiden visit was to for­mally show their un­flinch­ing sup­port to the CDS and mem­bers of the Armed Forces to­wards their ef­forts in the fight against in­sur­gency and other forms of crim­i­nal­i­ties in the coun­try.

In his re­marks, the CDS com­mended the DEPOWA on their var­i­ous pro­grammes to­wards al­le­vi­at­ing the plights of the wid­ows and their chil­dren.

He charged them not to re­lent in this noble en­deav­our which has gone a long way to as­sist­ing their hus­bands to re­main fo­cus in their var­i­ous de­ploy­ment.

He there­fore as­sured the or­gan­i­sa­tion of un­flinch­ing sup­port of the mil­i­tary lead­er­ship, the Defence state­ment said.

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