In commemoration of the Chief of Army Staff conference 2019 holding in Kaduna state, the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has donated 4 community boreholes and 50 tricycles to cripples. Leading the association in making the donations, the National President NAOWA Mrs Umma-Kalsum Tukur Buratai also donated 800 bags of grains comprising rice, millet and maize. A special package of clothing materials, bed spread, detergent and toiletries was equally donated to widows, aged women and the destitute.
While thanking the association for the rear gesture, the leader of the cripples at the destitute colony Kano road Kaduna, Mallam Abdullahi Samaila described the Chief of Army Staff as the father of peace. He commended the army for the tireless effort in sustaining peace in the country. “During crisis, the disabled are the most affected because we cannot escape danger. Please extend our best regards to him. We have nothing other than to pray for the army and their families” Samaila said.
Making her remarks during the commissioning of 4 boreholes at Jura, Kajinjiri, Gide and Rahma Villages of Igabi local government, Mrs Buratai commiserated with the community over the loss of lives and property during an attack by gunmen. She however congratulated the people for having a healthy sources of water which she said will put a stop at water borne diseases prevalent in the area. ‘’you are to make good use of the facilities and enjoy all season portable water” she said.
The NAOWA Boss urged the people to always support the army and other security agencies in their effort to flush out criminals in their community. He called on the youth to stay clear of violence, drugs and imbibe peaceful living.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Commanding Officer 4 Demonstration Battalion Jaji, Lieutenant Colonel Muhammed Usman disclosed that the four communities had suffered attacks by bandits leading to death and loss of properties. This he said necessitated the deployment of troops to restore peace in the area.
Others who benefited from the NAOWA charity outreach programme were widows of Kyauta and Kadaure communities. Prayers were also offered in all the locations visited for the Nigerian Army, spouses of the army personnel and for peace to reign in the country.
By Maj IG TAKWA.