• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

COWA President Leads Nationwide Palliatives Distribution Drive, Promotes Empowerment of Officers’ Wives


In a heartfelt gesture aimed at easing the economic strains facing families nationwide, Kikelomo Adeniyi, the esteemed National President of the Officers’ Wives Association (COWA), embarked on an extensive palliatives distribution initiative across various branches, extending support to COWA members in Abuja and beyond. Mrs. Adeniyi, wife of the Comptroller-General of Customs, spearheaded this noble effort on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

Venturing on a compassionate journey that included visits to the Federal Capital Territory Command and Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Mrs. Adeniyi delivered a powerful message of solidarity and encouragement to the officers’ wives present, acknowledging their resilience amidst challenging times.

Recognizing the significant burdens they face, Mrs. Adeniyi emphasized the importance of unity and mutual support within the COWA community. She reiterated COWA’s unwavering commitment to providing aid and empowerment to officers’ wives, aligning the association’s endeavors with the broader national agenda of women’s empowerment championed by the First Lady, Remi Bola Tinubu.

Expressing heartfelt appreciation to the attendees for their dedication, the COWA president underscored the indispensable role officers’ wives play in the Customs community and beyond. She highlighted the importance of swift registration as COWA members, outlining the numerous benefits awaiting registered members, including access to support services and empowerment programs.

Mrs. Adeniyi articulated COWA’s vision of inclusivity and effective service delivery, stressing that the association belongs to every member and urging active participation from all quarters.

Moreover, she emphasized COWA’s commitment to uplifting widows, orphans, and officers’ wives alike, fostering self-reliance and community engagement. Mrs. Adeniyi emphasized the symbiotic relationship between personal empowerment and the ability to uplift others, nurturing a culture of support and solidarity within the association.

Addressing officers directly, the National President encouraged them to embrace and support their wives’ involvement in COWA activities, recognizing the positive impact on family dynamics and societal advancement. She highlighted the transformative power of mutual respect and collaboration within marital relationships.

Gratefully acknowledging her husband, the Comptroller-General of Customs, for his unwavering support, Mrs. Adeniyi cited tangible examples of collaborative efforts, including the re-establishment of the COWA National Secretariat. She underscored the importance of collective action in driving meaningful change within the Customs community, emphasizing the indispensable role of partnership and mutual support.

During her visit to the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Mrs. Adeniyi commended the Commandant, ACG Kingsley Egwuh, for his steadfast support of COWA activities and commitment to institutional growth and development. ACG Egwuh echoed her sentiments, praising her leadership and dedication to the welfare of officers’ wives.

In conclusion, ACG Egwuh reaffirmed the Command’s unwavering support for COWA’s initiatives, recognizing their vital role in fostering unity and empowerment within the Customs community. He pledged continued collaboration and assistance, hailing Mrs. Adeniyi’s visionary leadership as a beacon of hope and resilience for officers’ wives nationwide. Through her steadfast commitment to their welfare and empowerment, Mrs. Adeniyi exemplifies the spirit of solidarity and service at the heart of COWA’s mission, ensuring that officers’ wives are not mere recipients of aid but active participants in their upliftment and empowerment journey.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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