Wife of Police boss commissions Skills Acquisition Centre in Anambra state

By Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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The wife of the Inspector General of Police and President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Hajiya Hajara Usman Alkali Baba, has commissioned the newly built Police Officers Wives Association Skill Acquisition Center in Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government of Anambra State on Saturday.

This initiative is one of the agenda and progressive reforms of Hajiya Usman as the 21st President of POWA,

Since assumption of office, she has built and commissioned skills Acquisition Center in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Rivers State and Anambra State as well as Benue State that is ongoing, aimed at helping and enhancing the welfare of families of Police officers in the country, by engaging their wives to acquire skills and knowledge that will bring funds to support their families.

These skills include fashion design, catering, baking, hair and wig making, headgear styling/design and many others. The POWA President assured that at the end of every training session, the participants shall receive all the necessary tools and empowerment materials for the successful take-off to start based on the skills they had acquired.


Speaking at the occasion, the Chairperson, Police Officers Wives Association, Mrs. Ikemi Echeng on behalf of POWA Anambra, appreciated the National President and described the gesture as a development that will motivate officers, especially in Anambra State to greatness while discharging their statutory duties with the assurance that their welfare is of paramount importance to the leadership of the force.

The highlights of the events include the presentation/breaking of kola, Commissioning of the project, songs presentation by Police Wives Association, (POWA) Anambra State, cash donations by dignitaries and other activities.

In attendance were, the representative of the major sponsor of the project, Prince Engr. Dr Authur Ikpehchukwu Eze, OFR Ebube Ukpo, Ozoigbonu, Prince Dr Okechukwu Eze, His Royal Majesty Igwe Dr Robert. C. Eze, Senator Ifeanyi Uba representing Anambra South Senatorial Constituency, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Paul University, Prof Mrs Chinenyere Okunna, Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 13, AIG Tony Olofu, Commissioner of Police Anambra State Police Command, CP Echeng Echeng and other dignitaries.