POWA urges Abaji boss to support widows
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.
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.