The Nigerian Army officers Wives Association (NAOWA) has presented relief materials and cash to wounded soldiers ― patients on the battlefield.
The military personnel who were Wounded In Action (WIA) had been admitted to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital Kaduna (44NARHK) for medical attention.
President of the Association, Mrs. Salamatu Faruk at the weekend, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment towards assisting the poor and the needy and raise the standard of living in the barracks across the nation.
She appreciated the gallant contributions of the troops toward ensuring peace in our dear nation.
According to her, “Our hearts go out to each and every one of you receiving treatment and those currently out there in the frontline.”
She assured continuous assistance of NAOWA to the recuperating officers and soldiers. She urged them not to loose hope but to continue to work hard to live a better life.
Earlier, Colonel NS Onuchukwu, the Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) 44NARHK said the visit will serve as a morale booster to the Wounded In Action officers and soldiers.
The CMD also informed members of the NAOWA that 44NARHK, serves as a base hospital for military operations within the Northern region, adding that the hospital is saddled with the responsibility of providing major Medical Specialist services for personnel and their families as well as Civilians in Kaduna and it’s environs.
Mrs Yahaya also laid foundation of five blocks of class rooms for nursery and primary school in Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna.
The NAOWA president said the rational behind building additional 5 blocks of classrooms was to expand the school and support soldiers family to improve the quality of education in the barracks.
She said as soldiers are deployed for various internal security operations across the Country , therefore, it behoves on NOAWA to take care of their families so that they can concentrate in tackling the security challenges bedeviling our nation.
She also stated that the quality of education provided by NAOWA school will enable the barracks children compete favourably with their counterparts any where in the Country.
During her visit to Rebadu Cantonment, the NAOWA president, also donated food items and cash to widows of slain Nigerian soldiers and other vulnerable women living in the Cantonment.