Military wives urge women to promote national interest
Defence officers wives have urged women to work in unity to promote national interest.
The First President, Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA), Mrs. Esther Domkat Bali gave the advise during the end of the year party/send-forth in honour of past coordinators of DEPOWA in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
According to Mrs. Bali: “women are home builders and as such, there is a need to come together to celebrate and encourage one another for a job well done in building the Nation.”
She noted that the essence of the get-together was to ease depression adding that dancing is in itself a medication.
She appealed to them as mothers and officers wives to live by example in all ramifications.
The President of DEPOWA, Mrs. Vickie Irabor said the contribution of the First President of DEPOWA in establishing the association and her motherly advice was worthy of emulation.
Mrs. Irabor said she will always be properly guided in building on her legacies as a good mother who had been and still there.
She urged them to enjoy themselves by having maximum fun as senior military wives who are retired but still full of life.
She noted that the Association is particularly grateful to God for the life of one of them, the Coordinator of Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji, Amolara Kuwashe, who was kidnapped in Kaduna on March 28 and released on July 9 this year after spending 104 days in captivity.
The DEPOWA President said that “the Armed Forces of Nigeria in synergy with other security agencies have been able to secure the nation against adversaries; the victory witnessed in the theater of operations across the country is unprecedented.”