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Facility to empower families of deceased army men

02 November 2015, 10:09Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Widows and children of deceased Nigeria Armed Forces are poised to benefit from a Skills Acquisition Centre the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) has established.

The facility is set to resume operations this month.

The centre will offer free training and services to the widows and children of those that died in active service, especially those that lost their lives in the fight against terrorists.

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DEPOWA President, Omobolanle Olonisakin, said as a humanitarian organisation, the association would continue to embark on programmes that geared towards development and empowerment of women and children, especially members of the armed forces and police.

‘‘We are committed to taking care of the home front while our husbands battle in the field,” she said.

Olonisakin was speaking at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja where her organisation paid a courtesy visit.

DEPOWA is a Non Governmental Organization comprises of the wives of Officers’ of the three arms of the Armed Forces and the Police. – CAJ News

- CAJ News


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