NAOWA President Admonishes Students on Steadfast, Discipline
The President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Salamatu Yahaya has students and young persons to be steadfast and disciplined at all times.
Mrs Yahaya made the call when she attended the combined Graduation Ceremony of NAOWA Colleges in Asokoro and kurudu at College Auditorium in Asokoro Abuja.
She tasked the graduands to be good Ambassadors of the College.
The President who was also the Special Guest of honour encouraged the graduating Students to remain steadfast and maintain a high level of discipline.
Highlights of the events was the Graduation Lecture by the Director General National Youth Service Corps Brig.Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Launching of the College agazine and Cultural Displays.
The Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the objectives of assisting the poor and the needy and raising the standard of living in the barracks of the nation.
Since its establishment over four decades ago, NAOWA has been in the vanguard of the provision of community health centres to complement the health care delivery services and carefully designed welfare programmes that are targeted at women, youths, children and the less privileged in Nigeria. The organisation has been described as “the most powerful women’s organisation in the country”.
The association has over the years established day-care centres, model nursery and primary schools, skill acquisition centres, shopping malls and children’s parks in many locations across the country. This move brought about the construction of a befitting modern vocational training centre in Abuja.
The rationale behind this initiative is to further complement the Nigerian Army and federal government welfare programmes to emancipate and broaden the knowledge of soldiers’ wives, youths, widows and the less privileged from ignorance, poverty and diseases in order to redress the prevalent imbalance in the area of education in their barracks and immediate environment. In addition to this, the aim is to contribute to nation building by producing self-employed people who can establish on their own and employ others, by contributing to the societal welfare through the training of the underprivileged and to assist military personnel in acquiring basic skills so that they can be efficient, self-sustaining and self-reliant on retirement.
NAOWA also undertakes a number of social and philanthropic activities in order to contribute to the well being of the barracks community and its surrounding environment particularly, widows, orphans, unemployed barracks youths and the less privileged.[
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Report By: PRNigeria.com