The National President Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association Mrs Umma Kalsum Tukur Buratai led other NAOWA executives to commission NAOWA projects in Kogi state. Mrs Buratai who was received by the wife of the Executive Governor Mrs Rashida Bello and wife of the Commander Command Army Records Mrs Aretha Njoku was also accompanied to the Federal Medical Centre Kogi to present gift to the newly born Quintuplets, other children and women on Hospital admission.
While commissioning the newly built NAOWA Secretariat and the renovated women and children ward at Chari Magumeri cantonment Lokoja, the Special Guest of honour Mrs Buratai commended the giant stride and achievements of the NAOWA Coordinator in the cantonment. She noted that the initiative of Mrs Njoku will definitely have positive impact on the lives of the barracks community and called on all NAOWA coordinators to immolation.
Speaking in his office, the commander Command Army Records, Maj Gen Njoku also revealed that the visit is timely as it is the first of it’s kind in the history of the cantonment that NAOWA National President is visiting soldiers and officers family.
In her welcome address shortly before the commissioning of the newly built NAOWA Secretariat, renovated hospital ward for women and children as well as the ground breaking ceremony of 100 capacity Crech and Nursery School, Mrs Njoku noted that the projects were conceived out of her deep concern for the health needs and education of spouses and children of officer and soldiers.
Also speaking, the Mother of the day her Excellency Mrs Rashida Yaya Bello Wife of the Executive governor Kogi State noted the tremendous effort of NAOWA in alleviating the suffering of the less privileged in society. She thank NOAWA for selecting Kogi state as one of the beneficiaries of NAOWA charity programme and pledged to support all NAOWA activities and programs.
Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of baby birth kits to 40 expectant mothers of the cantonment.