National President of the Police Officers Wives’ Association, POWA, and wife of the Inspector General of Police, Hajia Hajara Alkali Baba, has empowered widows of slain police officers, as part of her 3-day visit to Delta State.
According to a statement issued by the State Command’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Bright Edafe, the POWA president arrived Delta state on Thursday, 9 September 2021 with a clear three point agenda bordering on welfare, health and education.
TheFact Nigeria gathers that after a courtesy call to the Commissioner of Police, Delta state, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, Hajia Alkali Baba proceeded to Police Children Primary School, Asaba, where she commissioned the renovated classroom and E-library built by the Rotary Club of Nigeria.
The POWA president then paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, the Asagba of Asaba, Obi Professor Joseph Chike Edozien, at his palace. Thereafter, she commissioned a borehole water project at ‘B’ Division barracks Asaba.
On the following day, Friday, 10 September, the POWA National President visited three traditional rulers: HRM, Obi Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, the Obi of Owa Kingdom and Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers; the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM Dr. Emmanuel Sediso, the Abe 1 of Uvwie Kingdom and the newly installed Olu of Warri Kingdom HRM Ogiama Atuwatsa III, Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko.
As part of efforts to drive one of her three-point agenda, which is health, Hajia Alkali Baba mobilized police officers’ wives in the State on a road walk around the Asaba metropolis. She later flagged off sanitation exercise at ‘A’ and ‘B’ Division barracks respectively.
There, she announced that a quiz competition for all police children was in the pipeline, a quiz that will reward its winner with a cash prize of N10m.
During the meeting with POWA members, she empowered some widows of late police officers who died in active service, and about 150 wives of serving police officers.
After the empowerment, the POWA President in conjunction with police medical practitioner, Dr. Nonye had an extensive health talk with POWA members.