By Gbenga Akingbule
President of Police Officers Wives Association ( POWA) and wife of the Inspector General of Police Hajia Hajjara Baba Usman Alkali has on Friday frowned at the targeted killings of policemen in some parts of Nigeria saying that just like other lives , Police lives matter.
Mrs Alkali also call on police officers wives to braze up and support their husbands with a view to achieving better results in policing the country.
The POWA President disclose this in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital during a meeting with police officers wives where she reiterated the unique role women play in building and shaping their homes .
According to her ” The police is always the first port of call whenevere there is criminal incident, no matter how rural a community is in Nigeria, you will still find the police securing the area , so police liives matters.”
The POWA President stated that more than ever before, the wives or police officers must do their best to support their husbands in their various homes adding that ” our husbands needs our encouragement at this time ” .
While presenting awards to two policewomen – CSP Hadiza Musa and SP Mary Stephen for distinguishing themselves in their area of assignment , the POWA President urged women to embrace small and medium scale business to augment the financial income of their husbands .
” We need to encourage ourselves, we need to wake up from slumber and not depend solely on our husbands salary. Whatever handwork you’re engaged in , pls try and excel in it to support your husband” Hajia Hajara .
The wife of the Inspector General of Police who took time to dance alongside women present at occasion also distributed food and non food items to empowe 500 police officers wives and widows whose husbands died in the line of duty .
” In-Sha Allah, as long as I live , this empowerment programme for our women will continue across Nigeria. ” POWA President said .