COWA Onne Customs Command distributes palliatives in Rivers

Tue, Apr 2, 2024
By editor


THE Customs Officers’ Wives Association, COWA Onne chapter has started the distribution of rice, vegetable oil and other food items to cushion the effects of hardship in the country among the members, orphans and especially wives of the fallen heroes and the less privileged.

Speaking during the distribution of the materials at the Customs Barracks Ebubu Eleme, Rivers state, at the weekend, the Chairperson of COWA Onne, Customs command, Yakaka Baba Imam, said that she was motivated by the kind-heartedness of the COWA National President, Kikelomo Adeniyi, who has taken it upon herself to improve the welfare of the members.

She said that the COWA National President had in different fora, distributed food items, vegetable oils, detergents among others to COWA members and the less privileged as palliatives to support them, especially at this trying period.

In November 2023, at Onne customs command, Kikelomo Adeniyi, wife of the Comptroller General of Customs BA Adeniyi had at the commissioning of COWA Secretariat, Canteen and unisex salon distributed some food items, including bags of rice, vegetable oil, tomatoes paste among others.

Speaking at the event, she said that one of the aims and objectives of the Association was to improve the welfare of officers’ wives at the Onne customs command through empowerment among others.

Yakaka Baba Imam said that COWA Onne chapter was emulating the good works of the wife of the Comptroller General of Customs, who has taken it upon herself to attend to the needs of the members and the less privileged.

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

She promised that the distribution of such palliatives would be a continuous one.

On her part, COWA Onne liaison officer, SC Leticia Ikegwuonu, said that Yakaka Baba 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 enjoined others who are yet to identify with the association to do that quickly to enable them benefit from the largesse that COWA is offering.

One of the recipients, 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, J Ejeh, welcomed the Chairperson, other members to the Barracks and thanked them for finding time to come.

He wished them a happy stay at the Barracks and urged those who have not joined COWA to do that immediately so as to benefit from all the things that COWA is doing.

In her vote of thanks, Deputy Comptroller of Customs in charge of Valuation, Onne customs command and also executive member of COWA, H. Abubakar, praised COWA members for keeping the Barracks clean.

She noted the last time they visited, the Barracks was not as clean as it is now, saying COWA has done a lot to transform the cleanliness of the Barracks.

She noted that women should take the lead in making sure that their family is happy.


-April 02, 2024 @ 10:08 GMT|