The Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) humanitarian gesture, which took place at the DEPOWA Secretariat and Mogadishu Military Cantonment in Abuja, benefited 50 widows of fallen heroes and 400 spouses of Non-Commissioned Officers of the Armed Forces.
Bags of rice (25kg), cartons of (indomie,) noodles, tubers of yam, vegetable oil, (maggi) condiments, and spaghettis were among the food items distributed by DEPOWA.
While presenting the items to the widows, DEPOWA President Mrs Vickie Irabor said the benevolence to the less fortunate in society was in line with the Association’s mandate.
Mrs Irabor, who bemoaned the anguish and pains experienced by widows as a result of their husbands’ deaths, said DEPOWA would remember them.
The military community, she claims, will never forget them because their late husbands gave their lives for Nigeria’s peace and unity.
“What we’ve done today, which isn’t the first time,” Mrs Irabor explained, “is just to let them know that we appreciate them and the sacrifice their husbands made for the country.”
The Chief of Defence Staff’s (CDS) wife urged the widows to use the food items to celebrate the holiday season with their children.
She thanked the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) and, in particular, the CDS, Gen Irabor, for assisting DEPOWA in achieving its goals.
She revealed that as part of DHQ’s project, widows of fallen heroes are always remembered.
In a related development, the DEPOWA President donated relief supplies to the Children of Rachael Orphanage Home in Kurudu, Abuja, yesterday.