Customs Officers’ Wives Shares Food Items, Others in Rivers

By Bon Peters

Some food items, detergents and others were distributed to the less privileged in Rivers State by the Onne chapter of the Customs Officers’ Wives Association (COWA).

The palliatives were given to the beneficiaries, including orphans and wives of personnel of the agency to cushion the effect of hardship in the country.

The Chairperson of COWA for Onne Customs command, Mrs Yakaka Baba Imam, said she was motivated by the kind-heartedness of the COWA National President, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, to carry out the gesture.

Speaking during the distribution of the materials at Customs Barracks Ebubu Eleme, Rivers State over the weekend, Mrs Imam said she was emulating Mrs Adeniyi.

“My motivation is to empower the women, orphans, the fallen heroes’ wives and their children, motivate them and give them a sense of belonging.

“For those who are yet to register and identify with COWA, she admonished that they should identify with the Association as according to her, “come out and register with COWA, there are lots of benefits, lots of things to enjoy. Be part of COWA,” she said.

On her part, COWA Onne liaison officer, SC Leticia Ikegwuonu, said Mrs Imam was a generous mother, a loving woman who would always think about how to empower COWA members and also ever willing to know how they are faring.

She said the kind gesture shown to COWA members was highly appreciated even as she enjoyed others who are yet to identify with the Association to do that quickly to enable them benefit from the largesse that COWA is offering.

Also speaking, one of the recipients, Mrs Nurideen Aisha Dauda, commended the COWA Chairperson for her kind gesture towards them even as she prayed Almighty Allah to continue to bless her.

Earlier in his speech, the Customs Barracks Chairman and Deputy Comptroller of customs in charge of Enforcement, Onne customs, DC J Ejeh, welcomed the group, thanking them for the gifts.

In her vote of thanks, Deputy Comptroller of Customs in charge of Valuation, Onne customs command, noted the last time they visited, the barracks was not as clean as it was now, saying COWA has done a lot to transform the cleanliness of the Barracks.

“Women should step up their games and make their husbands happy. When they are happy, husbands go extra miles,” she advised, adding that, “your husbands are the ones generating revenue for the government, and the revenue goes a long way in helping the nation.”

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