Emeka Offor foundation donates 1200 bags of rice to POWA
A non-profit Organization, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, on Monday, donated one thousand two hundred (1200) bags of 25kg rice to the Police Officers Wives Association of Nigeria (POWA), for distribution to families of deceased and injured service personnel who died in the line of duty.
While presenting the items to POWA, in Abuja, the Vice President, of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, Mrs Adaora Offor, said the aim of the donation is to mitigate the challenges of poverty in society.
She said: “We are here today to share love, show empathy, re-energise our collective patriotism and encourage the humanity in all of us to show compassion and touch lives.
“We convey our deepest sympathies to the families of deceased serving police personnel who laid their lives so that we may be alive. Law enforcement is a challenging vocation.
“Our policemen keep awake while we sleep. They take the neat as the first line of our collective defence/protection and may not be lucky all the time.
Receiving the items, the President, POWA and wife of IGP, Hajia Hajara Baba, assured that the items under her strict supervision will be distributed to the downtrodden.
She said: “This philanthropic gesture is quite timely, especially coming at this crucial time of economic hardship. This will no doubt cushion the hardship faced by families of gallant officers and men on the front line.
“You have indeed taken a noble path in alleviating the hardship faced by Police families which will serve as a morale booster in aiding the performance of officers and men of the force in the discharge of their constitutional mandate.”
Also speaking, the Chief of Staff to the President, of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, AIG, Chris Ezike (retd) said the Foundation has thousands of widows on its programme which has by no little means empowered and alleviated their problems.
He noted that Foundation would begin the commissioning and handing over of houses built for the widows and downtrodden in the society by the next year 2023.