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IG’s Wife Urges Police Officer’s Wives To Give Moral Support To Their Husbands To Fight Crime

Posted: Mar 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Francis Onoiribholo Bureau Chief Benin

The wife of the Inspector General of police (IG) and President of Police Officer Wives Association (POWA) Mrs. Agharese Arase has urged the police officer wives to key into their husbands’ vision by giving them their moral support to enable them fight crime.

Mrs Arase who made the call during her visit to Zone 5 Police Command, Benin City where she commissioned a water borne-hole project in police barracks also paid courtesy call to the Crown Prince, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.

According to her, I want to sincerely beg the police officer wives to support their husbands by often standing in the gap for their husbands through prayers and moral support for their husbands to succeed in protecting lives and property, which is the constitutional duty they are assigned to do.

Mrs Arase said her goals is to seek for community partnership, quality education to police children and enduring welfare for members of the association.

The Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa,while receiving Mrs Arase and her entourage during their courtesy call on him admonished them to constantly pray for their husbands due to the hazardous nature of their job and thanked them for their visit.

Lamenting the various problems that engulfed the POWA, the Zonal Co-ordinator, Police Officer Wives Association, in-charge of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa Commands, Hajia Halima Daura attributed the slow pace of the association’s activities in the zone to lack of facilities such as vehicle for transporting their members to State and National meetings, need to provide toilet facilities at POWA shops, in Benin among others.

Hajia Daura also listed poor road network in the police barracks and to the police children school at Ogida in Benin city, low turn-out of members during POWA\PWA meetings, and other functions, as a result of officers’ inability to release their wives and non provision of identity cards for PWA and POWA members particularly to those in Delta command, among other problems.

Expressing his gratitude to the wife of the IG over her visit to Zone 5, Benin, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Musa Daura said since the IG, Solomon Arase took over Power as the IG, the police force had witnessed tremendous developments.

Starting from increasing in police welfare, scholarship scheme, provision of accommodation, promotion and allowances for officers, human capacity building to enhance their knowledge and many others incentives. AIG Daura also disclosed that the solid foundation laid-down by Arase will be very difficult for any successors to break.

Daura prayed God to enrich the IG with wisdom to complete his plan and vision before he leaves office. The event equally showcased various cultural dances performed to entertain the POWA President and her entourage.