Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Rivers First Lady makes case for Special Trust Fund for wives of Armed Forces personnel

By News Express on 02/07/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 639

•Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike.
•Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike.

Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike has called on the different tiers of government to establish special trust funds to cater for the wives of personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

Speaking at the Government House Port Harcourt when she received the leadership of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) on Friday, Justice Nyesom-Wike said such trust fund will encourage the armed forces personnel to serve the nation with greater commitment.

She stated that the Trust Fund will give families of Armed Forces personnel hope that they will never be abandoned, no matter the situation they find themselves.

“I want to use this as an opportunity to call on governments at all levels to establish a special trust fund for the wives of officers and members of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“It is important because it will give them hope. They will all know that they have somewhere to draw from, especially when things are difficult.”

The Rivers State Governor’s Wife stressed that the fact that a husband dies in active service should not be an end to livelihood of the women and their families.

She, therefore, went on to state that the administration of Governor Wike remains committed to the welfare of security personnel serving in the state.

Suzzette Nyesom-Wike described the women as special and hardworking, noting that being wives of officers of senior personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces makes their roles more challenging.

Furthermore, she attributed the peace being enjoyed in the state to the wives of the security personnel whose efforts in keeping their homes according to her, have helped the security personnel to remain focused in discharging their duties.

She then assured the leadership of NAOWA of the 6 Division that she will partner with them to actualise their objectives.

Meanwhile, the President of NAOWA 6 Division and Wife of the General Officer Commanding, Mrs Grace Udoh, commended Governor Wike for his developmental strides in the state through the execution of projects.

“NAOWA runs programmes that are designed to promote the welfare of children, women and youths. And we will like to partner with government to bring training and empowerment to more wives and widows of armed forces personnel.” (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 02/07/2017 09:59:30 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Stolen Mace: Police allege internal conspiracy

Femi Kuti loses again at the Grammys

Dangote committee donates N250m to Benue flood victims...

Unknown persons burgle Newsdiaryonline Abuja office, remove vital...

Bayelsa in massive job creation

Customs tasks importers on transparency

Police intercept vehicles trafficking 12 children in Bayelsa...

Nigeria has set benchmark for Airtel U-17 Africa...

NIPR elects New President, Council Members

BUK admits 140 students for Degree in Social...

Ortom, Dino ‘Me-Lying’ and other 2019 election movies,...

Army rescues 605 women, girls in Sambisa forest...


Latest News Kaduna recruits PhD holder as primary school teacher 2019: Okowa, Wike, Udom screened, cleared •Okowa predicts victory for PDP candidates Abia 2019: PDP clears Ikpeazu, hails sterling performance Vote buying: Police arrests 2 PDP agents with cash Osun Guber: Omisore cries foul, Aregbesola praises INEC Randy Catholic Bishop denied bail FRSC releases recruitment screening time-table 5th term: Banjo tasks Tinubu, Oshiomhole, others Looking for a job? Be careful about what you post on social media Buhari leaves for UNGA73 tomorrow China summons US Ambassador over military sanctions Skye: AMCON pumps N786bn into new Polaris Bank


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,729 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,381 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,051 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,342 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,007 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,504 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,790 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,437 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,481 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,260 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,006 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,776 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,619) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,423) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,054) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,688) Religion (871) Sports (1,699) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera