The Oyo State chapter of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has concluded arrangements to give empowerment tools to wives and children of police officers in the state.
The Oyo State POWA chairperson,Dr Nadia Hamzat made this known in a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Adewale Osifeso and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.
Hamzat said that event slated for Saturday was part of activities lined up to mark the 2023 end of the year party of the association at the command’s Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.
According to the POWA chairperson, the event is to empower families of both deceased and alive Police officers with skills needed in order for them to be able to stand on their own and as well assist their families.
“The beneficiaries would be trained in shoemaking with the top 10 among them given tools to commence work.
This gesture is in line with the vision of the National President of POWA, Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun, who has been working so hard to ensure better lease of life for all of us under her leadership”.
“Our policemen and officers are trying day in and night to ensure that we all live in peace. They are facing dangers to keep us all save and I sincerely believe this is the least we could do to support them and their families,” she said.
She said that dignitaries expected at the event included; Deputy Governor of Oyo State,Adebayo Lawal, Wife of Oyo State Governor, Tamunominini Makinde,CEO of Ilaji Resort,Dotun Sanusi, Sen.Monsurat Sunmonu among others. (NAN)