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By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)

The National President, Nigerian Army Officers' Wives Association (NAOWA) has congratulated the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, on his appointment as the 22nd COAS of the Nigerian Army.

Speaking when she led the executive council members of the organization on a courtesy call to the Army Headquarters, on Thursday, July 29, 2021, the National President NAOWA, Mrs. Salamatu Faruk Yahaya, said the association will give the Nigeria Army all the necessary support needed to succeed.

She equally appealed for the Army's support to enable the organization to sustain its humanitarian activities across formations and units of the Nigerian Army to bring succor to the less privileged in society.

Mrs. Salamatu Yahaya disclosed that members of the Association were at the Army Headquarters to further cement the already existing cordial working relationship between NAOWA and the Nigerian Army.

She emphasized that the Association needed the backing of the Nigerian Army to achieve its objectives, adding that the support of the Army Headquarters is inevitable.

She expressed gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff for all the support so far provided to the organization, stressing that the good gesture of the COAS during the recently celebrated Nigerian Army Day Celebration went a long way in alleviating the suffering of over 284 widows and 5000 IDPs in various IDP camps across the country.

While praying God to give him the wisdom and strength to lead the Nigerian Army in the right direction, Mrs. Yahaha appealed to the Chief of Army Staff to also ensure the completion of the recently initiated NOAWA Wellness Center flagged off by the former National President of the Association, Mrs. Fati Attahiru. She stated that when completed, the project would be dedicated to the late COAS and his wife.

Responding, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya expressed gratitude to the National leadership and members of NAOWA for their visit, noting, that their numerous humanitarian engagements have impacted positively on the lives of many less privileged persons in the society. He urged them to sustain the good work to contribute their quota to the nation's socio-economic development.

General Yahaya commended members of the Association for standing by their husbands and keeping the home front while their spouses engaged in the service to the nation. He urged them to remain steadfast.

The high point of the visit was the presentation of souvenirs to the NAOWA National President. NNL.


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