FCTA To Support POWA

By: Sunday Shekwonya

Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have assured its full support to humanitarian activities of the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) in the areas of agriculture and provision of health services.

The FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, who gave the assurances in Abuja while receiving a delegation from the Association, led by its President, the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun, on a courtesy visit to the FCTA, said the humanitarian activities of the association in the areas of agricultural productions and healthcare provision were in line with the mandate of the FCT Administration.

Adesola, while noting that POWA brand was very popular in all the States of the Federation and the FCT, commended the successive wives of the Inspectors General of Police for sustaining the activities of the association, thereby, elevating it to its present status.

He, equally, commended members of the Association for providing support to the officers and men of the Police Force in the line of duty; saying it was reassuring to know that somebody cares for the Police officers who stake their lives daily to protect the people.

According to Adesola, “We appreciate POWA for all that you have been doing, particularly for successive wives of IGPs, sustaining the activities and operations of the association and growing it. It’s our prayer that during your tenure, POWA too will grow from leaps to leaps and you will be able to accomplish what you have desired for the womenfolk.”

Speaking earlier, the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Mrs. Elizabeth Egbetokun, said the Association was desirous of acquiring land to build an ultramodern Police officers wives’ Association Hospital and for agricultural purposes to enhance food production and eradicate hunger.

Agbetokun, also requested the FCT Administration to assist in channeling the support of donor agencies towards constructing and equipping an ultra-modern hospital for wives of police officers.