• Sun. May 26th, 2024

COWA President Supports Widows of Fallen Customs Officers As CGC Adeniyi Acknowledges Commitment


The Wife of the Comptroller-General of Customs and National President of the Customs Officers’ Wives Association (COWA), Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi, demonstrated solidarity with the widows and families of fallen customs officers by distributing food items and cash to them in Abuja on May 1, 2024.

In her opening remarks, Mrs. Adeniyi emphasized that the gesture aimed to bring comfort and assistance to the widows, enhancing their living standards. She expressed deep sympathy for the widows of the deceased officers, recognizing their sacrifice in serving the nation, stating, “we gather here today to remember the brave men with unwavering dedication and courage, who have fallen; these Customs officers were more than just employees.”

Mrs. Adeniyi highlighted the significant contributions of the fallen officers in combating smuggling and upholding the law, acknowledging their commitment and compassion. She underscored that the act of benevolence aligned with COWA’s core mandate of supporting the less privileged within the Customs community and society at large.

The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Bashir Adeniyi, present as the Special Guest of Honour, seized the opportunity to congratulate the participants on Workers’ Day and reaffirmed his management team’s dedication to supporting COWA’s initiatives. He pledged to advocate for improved welfare for the families of deceased customs officers.

The event, attended by over 50 individuals from various customs barracks across the Federal Capital Territory, received expressions of gratitude from beneficiaries Asabe Machu and Mrs. Phina, who thanked Mrs. Adeniyi for her generosity.

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