The Chairperson of Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), 1 Division chapter, Mrs. Salamatu Yahaya, has appealed to the Governments, various non – governmental Associations and wealthy individuals to accord more priority to the less privileged in the society, so as to give them sense of belonging.
She noted this on Thursday, May 16, 2019, during a visit to some orphanages where food items and other relief materials were donated in Kaduna.
According to her, ” the donations on behalf of the NAOWA 1 Division Chapter, said the visit to the orphonages was part of the Association’s philanthropic lines of activities for the second quarter of the year 2019.”
Adding that the “gesture was informed by NAOWA objective of reaching out and giving succour to the less privileged and the needy.”
“With adequate resources at our disposal, such gesture would be replicated to widows of our fallen heroes in the barracks, “she enjoined.
The orphanage homes visited by the Chairperson include: Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa Orphanage, Magajin Gari Orphanage and Faith Works Orphanage Ministry in Kaduna metropolis.
The items donated include fifteen bags of Rice, three bags of millet, three bags of Guinea Corn, three bags of Sugar and six cartons of Milk.
Others are; six package of detergent, three cartons of soap, six jerry cans of vegetable oil and bed sheets. The items were shared equally among the three orphanage homes.
To this end, the Co-ordinator of Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa Orphanage, Hajiya Maryam Tahir expressed gratitude to NAOWA for the care, concerns and noble gesture.
Adding that, “it would remain indelible in their hearts and the donated items will be judiciously used for the benefits of the orphans.”