The wife of the General Officer Commanding(GOC), 82 Division, Hajia Nafesat Dada, has urged wives of army personnel to keep supporting their husbands by making their homes peaceful for them at all times.
Dada, who is the Chairperson of Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) 82 Division Chapter, gave the advice on Tuesday during her familiarisation visit to 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, Ohafia, Abia.
She charged the wives to always keep the home front running well to give their husbands necessary support and peace of mind in order to make progress in the discharge of their national duties.
“We should treat our men as our babies by caring for them because they pass through a lot of pressure and we know that the South-East generally is facing another phase of life.
“We want them to always be strong as we women always know ourselves to be strong people and supportive weapon for our husbands,” she said.
The GOC’s wife charged the women to shun tribalism and any other acts capable of causing disaffection among themselves in the barracks.
Dada, who inspected some of NAOWA facilities, promised to support the army personnel’s wives for them to achieve their goals.
She thanked the Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Nsikak Edet, for being supportive and caring to the wives and army personnel in the barracks.
The brigade commander expressed gratitude to the NAOWA chairperson and her team for the visit, while pledging his support for the women’s projects.
He said he was working tirelessly towards addressing some of the challenges being faced in the barracks, including unstable power supply, water shortage, lack of school, poor transportation and others.
“We have a challenge of school and we should have NAOWA school for our children in this barrack.
“We are working very hard to make sure that we overcome those challenges soon,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the GOC’s wife and the brigade commander made presentations to each other.(NAN)