The National President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association(NAOWA) Mrs Salamatu Faruk Yahaya today hosted the wife of the Pakistan Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Begum Syeda Bushra Raza during her visit to the NAOWA National Secretariat Abuja.
In her remarks, Begum Raza who accompanied her husband to Nigeria on official visit appreciated the National President NAOWA Mrs Salamatu Faruk Yahaya for her warm reception and the entire NAOWA for hosting her, stating that Pakistan also has similar organisation in their city for wives of Military Personnel. She also expressed joy and how proud she felt to be hosted at the NAOWA Secretariat.
Responding, the National President NAOWA who welcomed the guests said she was delighted with the visit. She acquainted Begum Raza with the brief history of NAOWA, its objectives, key assets, its prospects, and emphasized that the Association is a non governmental as well as non profit making venture but remains an organisation that aims at alleviatiing the difficulties of the poor and needy thereby providing an enabling environment for living in the barracks, as the Motto states “ Unity and Charity”.
She added that NAOWA has impacted on many lives through the provision of skill acquisition,Clean water, Schools,Health Facilities,Business Centres both within and outside the barracks community.
Highlight of the event was the Presentation of Souvenir, signing of Visitors’ Book and group Photograph.
In attendance were; the President DEPOWA Barr Mrs Vickie Anwuli Irabor, wife of the Defence Atache to Nigeria Dr Shabana Iftikhar, DEPOWA Coordinators Wives of Principal Staff Officers from Army Headquarters and other NAOWA members.