POWA urges Abaji boss to sup­port wid­ows

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The chair­per­son of Po­lice Of­fi­cers Wives As­so­ci­a­tion (POWA) and wife of FCT Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mrs Mar­gret Kimo, has ap­pealed to the chair­man of Abaji Area Coun­cil, Al­haji Ab­dul­rah­man Ajiya, to sup­port her mem­bers whose hus­bands died while in ac­tive ser­vice.

Mr Kimo, who made the plea when she led the as­so­ci­a­tion on a cour­tesy call to the chair­man in his of­fice on Wed­nes­day, also so­licited sup­port for the or­phans.

She said since some of the slain po­lice of­fi­cers died in ac­tive ser­vice, their wives be­came wid­ows with­out any means of liveli­hood while the chil­dren, who have been turned to or­phans, also re­mained with­out any em­ploy­ment.

She said POWA has or­gan­ised skill ac­qui­si­tion pro­grammes and also em­pow­ered the wid­ows by pro­vid­ing them with work­ing tools such as sewing ma­chine, hair dress­ing equip­ment and spice making items among others.

“We also em­barked on med­i­cal out­reach to com­mu­ni­ties, which we hope to repli­cate in com­mu­ni­ties within your area coun­cil if given approval and sup­port,” she said.

Al­haji Ajiya said of all the se­cu­rity agen­cies in the coun­try, the po­lice were closer and friendly to the peo­ple in the so­ci­ety.

“Though se­cu­rity is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of every­body, but there are peo­ple that are as­signed that re­spon­si­bil­ity. And in the course of this, we all know the dan­ger the po­lice have en­coun­tered in the course of serv­ing this coun­try,” he said.

The chair­man as­sured that his ad­min­is­tra­tion would try its best to sup­port the wid­ows and or­phans.

Photo: Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Chair­man of Abaji Area Coun­cil, Al­haji Ab­dul­rah­man Ajiya with wife of the FCT Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice and chair­per­son of Po­lice Of­fi­cers Wives As­so­ci­a­tion, Mrs Mar­gret Kimo, when she led the as­so­ci­a­tion on a cour­tesy call to the chair­man in his of­fice on Wed­nes­day.

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