By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Mothers for United Nigeria, MUN, a women advocacy group says the various programmes being carried out by the Defence & Police Officers Wife Association (DEPOWA) will boost morale of personnel of the Armed forces of Nigeria.
MUN said the programmes will spur military personnel to continue to do more in defence of the country.
The group stated this in press release which commended DEPOWA President, Barr. (Mrs) Vickie Anwuli Irabor for the various initiatives aimed at boosting morale of troops.
The press release signed by the Publicity Secretary, MUN, Hajia Salamatu Adebayo, said that as President of DEPOWA, Barr (Mrs) Irabor has shown passion about improving the lives of every military family and making them better members of the society.
MUN said: “Recently DEPOWA had a widows outreach during their general meeting to let them know that families of departed hero’s are not forgotten.
“We commend the recent collaboration with the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) which empowered 325 wives of Military Officers in a short-term skill acquisition in other to broaden their knowledge and increase their sources of financial strength.
“No doubt, these initiatives will make our military personnel to do more to protect the country knowing fully well that the homefront is being taken care of.
MUN welcomed the just concluded CDS Interactive Session with Retired Senior Military Officers, saying it is a step in the right direction.
The group commended the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. LEO Irabor for the Initiative, saying it will further boost efforts at improving the security situation in the country.
“We want to commend the leadership of the Armed forces of Nigeria for taking time to listen to the views of Retired Senior Military Officers across the Geo-political zones. It is a step in the right direction.
“MUN appeal to Nigerians to give peace a chance and continue to support our Armed forces as they safeguard our country.”