The wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Tamunominini Makinde has commended the Oyo State Chapter of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) for distributing palliatives to wives and children of Police officers in the state who died in course of duty.
She said effort of the deceased Police officers towards ensuring safe and secure society while alive can not be overemphasized, hence the need to take care of their families.
Speaking at the annual distribution of welfare package to Police widow/end of the year party organised by Oyo POWA, Mrs. Makinde thanked POWA for not forgetting wives and children of the falling heros.
She said the palliatives should not be limited to wives and children of late Police officers alone, adding that widowers of late Police officers should also be included as beneficiaries.
She said, “Today, Oyo POWA is empowering and distribute palliatives items to families of Police officers who are falling heroes and have paid supreme price of death in ensuring our community is save and secure.”
“This event is real demonstration of our national anthem which says ‘the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain’.
“To the family of the falling heroes, the sacrifice of your loved ones are appreciated, be strong, I pray that God will continue to keep you and your children.”
She however thanked supporting partners of the program, saying their efforts would have positive impact on lifes of the families of the late Police officers.
In her welcome address, POWA chairperson in Oyo State, who is also the wife of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Dr. Abidemi Hamzat said the body is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) that provide humanitarian support to wife and children of Police officers across the nation.
She stated that aim of the body is to overcome challenges threatening unity of it’s members, adding that Oyo POWA has ensure full compliance to the aims and objectives of the body towards enhancing welfare of it’s members.
Dignitaries at the event include wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ajibola Lawal, Head of Service (HOS), Mrs. Olubunmi Oni, Sen. Monsurat Sumonu, Commissioner for Special Duties, Alhaja Faosat Sanni, Commissioner for Women Affiars, Toyin Balogun and Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Wasilat Adegoke among others.