POWA donates relief materials to less-privileged in Kaduna
• Promises to give soft loans to wives of deceased officers
The Police Officers’ Wife Association (POWA) Kaduna State chapter, has extended its helping hands to the less- privileged and wives, whose husbands died in the course of service to the nation through Nigeria Police Force, promising to grant the deceased officer’s wife a soft loan for business start-up.
The organization also maintained that they are ready to assist the widows in skill acquisition, saying that “ its objective is to help the less privileged and the vulnerable women and children in overcoming their hardships.”
The wife of the state Police Commissioner and the chairperson of POWA, Kaduna chapter, Mrs. Maureen Abeh, said the relief materials were a tip of an ice berg, compared to what the organisation would subsequently offer.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Bridget Ojiake said since the death of her husband, Inspector Sunday Ojiake in 2015, life has been difficult due to the economic recession in the country.
While showing appreciation for the POWA’s initiative, she called on the organisation to do more.
Apart from the widows, POWA also visited Adonai Orphanage Home in Barnawa to donate relief materials. It commended the orphanage home for giving adequate care and assistance to the less- privileged children under their watch.
Pastor Sam Oyelowo, who is in charge of the orphanage home, thanked the association for the donation while urging other corporate organisations and kind-hearted Nigerians to come to their aid.
Items donated for charity included 10 cartons of indomie, bags of rice each, cartons of tin tomatoes, salts and drinks and lots more of other relief materials.
The founder of Adonai Orphanage, Mrs. Elizabeth Afuwape lauded the POWA for its care and support.