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COWA President Initiates Palliative Drive, Offers Support To Customs Officers’ Wives in Abuja

ByHybrid News

Mar 13, 2024

In a compassionate endeavor to address the challenges faced by Customs Officers’ Wives, Mrs. Kikelomo Adewale Adeniyi, the wife of the Comptroller-General of Customs and National President of the Customs Officers’ Wives Association (COWA), spearheaded a meaningful initiative on Tuesday, 12 March 2024, at Karu Customs Barracks, Abuja.

President Kikelomo, radiating warmth and determination, addressed the officers’ wives upon arrival, urging them to embrace unity by becoming registered members of COWA. Emphasizing the association’s commitment to inclusivity, she declared, “Every officer’s wife has a rightful place within the COWA family.”

As part of the initiative, food items including noodles, bags of rice, spaghetti, and cooking oil were distributed to alleviate the challenges faced by members of the association nationwide. President Kikelomo, alongside executive members, launched the distribution exercise in collaboration with leaders from various barracks.

“This is not the first time COWA is conducting this initiative,” she stated, highlighting the association’s ongoing commitment to supporting its members and non-members, especially considering the season of Ramadan.

Encouraging officers’ wives to register, President Kikelomo emphasized the importance of proper data collection to provide for everyone effectively. “Everything we are doing now is for you. Please register so we can make provision for all of you. This will help us keep proper data of everyone, and we will continue doing this subsequently to alleviate the situation,” she affirmed.

The National President urged members to extend the gesture to others, emphasizing the core COWA value of spreading love within the association. The initiative is not limited to Abuja, as similar distributions are taking place in different Customs formations across the federation.

Notably, Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi had previously pledged to empower over 1,200 women to be self-reliant during the grand launching of the Association on 15 February 2024. Beneficiaries expressed their joy, highlighting the timely support amidst the current challenges in Nigeria.

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