The National President NAOWA Mrs Fati Attahiru recently visited the General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army Major General LA Fejokwu.
Mrs Attahiru in her remarks during the visit noted that the purpose of her visit was
to intimate the GOC on NAOWA projects in 81 Division area of responsibility, adding that her mission for the barracks community was to improve the quality of life of women and youth through the provision of sustainable livelihood opportunities, cleaner and greener community and superior healthcare system that will cater for both physical and mental well-being. She stated that she had designed 3 programmes focusing on mental health and well-being of NA personnel and their dependents, women and youth empowerment through the establishment of sustainable livelihood programmes and a waste to wealth programme targeted at greening and cleaning the barracks.
Mrs Attahiru expressed delight in her visit to 81 and appreciated the GOC for the warm reception despite arriving his AOR on a non working day. She further called on the GOC to make efforts to replicate NAOWA’s National Plans and programmes in his Division, Brigades and Battalions.
In his response, the GOC who welcomed and thanked the president and her team for choosing 81 Div NA as her first point of visit said he was short of words for the honour.
Gen Fejokwu who commended the President for her leadership strides said he has keenly watched NAOWA activities at National level and has seen changes even within the shortest period she assumed office.
He further assured her that his doors were always open for NAOWA at all times his support was needed.
High point of the event was the signing of visitor’s book, presentation of plaques and group photographs.
In a related development , the National President NAOWA commissioned NAOWA Mega Plaza at Ojo Cantonment.
While delivering her remarks during the commissioning, Mrs Attahiru noted that the project which is a partnership business with Tundaas Nigeria Limited was geared towards enabling women and youth to be shop owners.
Earlier, the president addressed the Nigerian Army Soldiers Wives Association (NASWA) at Ojo Cantonment and encouraged them avoid idleness by engaging in different forms of business.