IGP’s Wife In Anambra, Empowers 7 Widows, 30 Others
By Nedum Noble
The wife of the Inspector General of Police, Princess Asmau Ndayako Idris, on Wednesday, empowered a total of seven widows and 30 other police women in Anambra state.
The widows and the other women were empowered with sowing machines, bags of rice, ground nut oils, basins and other utensils for soap making among other items
The empowerment was part of her two day official visit to the state to re-commission the re-brand secretariat of the Police Officers’ Wives Association POWA.
Addressing the police officers, rank and file and their wives in company of the state police commissioner, Garba Umar, Idris, Mrs Idris described peace in homes and the society as the most important thing in life.
She said the empowerment of the women in the police ranks would be a continuous exercise, adding that it would be extended to the youth in the state.
She also expressed appreciation to the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and his wife, Ebelechukwu for their immense support to the police in the state.
Responding, the wife of the state Commissioner of police and POWA chairperson in the state, Hajiya Khadija Fayek Umar, said the aim of the association was to develop the late officers wives who lost their lives for the country to become treasures and meaningful in the society irrespective of their marital status.
She said POWA was not just an association, but one interested in empowerment of the women and youths which, according to her, had remained strong and supportive since inception.
Governor Obiano’s wife was represented in the occasion by the wife of the deputy Governor, lady Oby Okeke.