DEPOWA honours fallen heroes
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.