By Muhammad Nasir
Sokoto, Aug. 31, 2021
The Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), says it will continue to ensure the provision of quality and affordable education for children of personnel.
Mrs. Salamatu Yahaya, the wife of the Chief of Army Staff, said this while laying the foundation for the construction of six blocks of classrooms and two staff rooms at Nursery and Primary school in Ginginya Barracks, Sokoto.
Yahaya, the NAOWA National President, said that the project was a long awaited one, considering the need for expansion of the school facility and the increasing population of pupils in the school.
“This is to compliment the Command children and secondary schools established by the Nigerian Army.
“I am proud to say that currently, NAOWA has schools in almost all the Divisions and Brigades besides skills acquisition centres.
“I am confident to say that the academic performances of students of these schools are highly commendable as evident in their external examination results,” she said.
She appreciated the Chairperson, NAOWA 8 Division Chapter in the state, Mrs. Glory Bassey, for being diligent within the shortest period she assumed office.
The NAOWA president thanked the commanders, principal staff officers, officers and men of 8 Division, Nigerian Army for supporting the association’s activities at all times.
“I want to assure you that whatever you do for us, you are doing it for humanity as we are a charity organisation with the aim to support humanity,” she said.
Earlier, NAOWA chairperson in Sokoto, Mrs. Bassey, commended the national president for her giant steps toward sustaining the tempo of infrastructural development in the barracks community where challenges of infrastructure needed attention.
“I am optimistic that your steps symbolise good omen. We are glad to have functional secretariats and vocational Centre that will drive the basic needs of the barracks community,” she said.
In a related development, the NAOWA president has presented assorted food items and cooking oil to 120 widows who lost their husbands as a result of insurgency and other accidental occurrences while in active service.
Similarly, she also extended the same gesture to Lugga-Tsara community and wives of soldiers in the barracks.