POWA harps on women empowerment

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By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—WIFE of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, and President of Police Officers Wives Association, POWA, Princess Asmau Ndayako Idris, said yesterday in Awka that the association’s main programme in 2018 is empowerment of the less privileged in the society.

Mrs. Idris, who spoke during the empowerment of 37 women, including widows, at the police headquarters in Awka, said her association had started with women and would extend it to the youths, explaining that the idea was to enable the beneficiaries provide for their families.

She also preached peace among the wives of police officers, especially in the barracks, noting that since their husbands were always on duty outside the barracks, it was the responsibility of their wives to keep the families intact and maintain peace in their places of residence.

“We are mothers and since we are always in the barracks, we should live like a family,” Mrs. Idris said.

In her address, the wife of the Anambra State Commissioner of Police and chairperson of POWA in the state, Hajiya Khadija Umar said the Anambra State chapter of POWA had carried out several empowerment progammes for women in different skills and explained that most of them received startup materials for their businesses.





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