The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) Kaduna chapter on Wednesday distributed foodstuffs to 367 widows whose husbands died in active service.
The items distributed on the occasion included bags of rice, cartons of noodles, detergents, soaps, wrappers and seasonings.
The Chairperson of POWA in the state, Dr Habiba Janja, who distributed the items, said that some of the beneficiaries would be encouraged to acquire skills in the vocations of their choice.
According to her, the widows interested in farming will receive the association’s support to return to their villages and embark on farming.
Janja said that the food items were made available through the contributions of the police officers in active service.
She called on the wealthy individuals in the state to always support the less privileged.
She said that reaching out to people in distress no matter how small could go a long way in salvaging unpleasant situations.
Janga also appealed to the state government to provide succour to the widows who were many in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ali Janga, said the programme was meant to support widows of the deceased police officers.
Janga assured the widows that the command would ensure that they received support every quarter.
“The next time we do it, we will involve the government, other non-governmental organisations and stakeholders to support these widows,” Janga added.
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