Rivers Governor’s Wife calls for Special Trust Funds for Wives of Armed Forces personnel

Rivers Governor’s Wife calls for Special Trust Funds for Wives of Armed Forces personnel
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The 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) yesterday, 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.
She said: “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 Governor’s Wife said that the fact a husband  dies in active  service  should not be  an end  to livelihood  of the women and their families.
She pointed  out that the administration of Governor Wike remains  committed to the welfare of security personnel serving in the state.
Justice  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 role challenging.
She  attributed the peace being enjoyed in Rivers State to the wives of the security personnels whose  efforts in keeping their homes have helped the security personnel to remain focused in discharging their duties.
She assured  the leadership of NAOWA of the 6 Division that she will partner with them to actualize their objectives.  She added she will present their  requests to the Rivers State Governor for his support.
Earlier, the Maiden President of NAOWA of the 6 Division and Wife General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Mrs Grace Udoh
praised Governor Wike for transforming the state through the execution of  numerous development projects
She informed that NAOWA runs programmes that are designed  to promote  the welfare of children, women and youths.