Wife of Taraba state Governor Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku has called for synergy between her office and the National President of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association NAOWA and wife of the chief of Army staff Umma Kalsum Tukur Buratai to achieve the best for the women in the state.
Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku made the call at a special courtesy call of the National Executive of NAOWA on the 21st January 2016 at the Hope Afresh Foundation, Jalingo.
The Governor’s wife said God had put them in their various positions to help alleviate the hardship of women, children, orphans and widows by educating and empowering them to live better lives.
She drew the attention of the National President of NAOWA to the Internally Displaced Persons IDPs in the state noting that those in the state are often forgotten especially regarding the provision of essential commodities to alleviate their hardship.
The Governor’s wife called on her to also consider the IDPs in the state in her charity programmes, stressing the need to rehabilitate and relocate them to their various homes so as to unite with their families.
Earlier, the wife of the Chief of Army Staff and National President of the Nigerian Army officers wives Association NAOWA Mrs. Umma Kalsum Tukur Buratai thanked the wife of the Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku for her contributions toward peaceful coexistence in the state.
Mrs. Umma-Kalsun Tukur Buratai said NAOWA is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization targeted at alleviating the plight of women, children and the less privileged in the Nigerian Army Barracks and its environs.
She said they were in the state to visit the Federal Medical Centre to conduct a charity programme targeted at hospitalized women and children.
The National President disclosed that NAOWA has plans to establish a Multi-National Health Centre in the state in view of the high rate of maternal and child mortality.
She solicited the support of the wife of the Governor so that the project would be a reality to achieve the set objective.
The Governor’s wife, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku, President and Executives of Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association in the company of some top government functionaries in the state later visited the Emergency Pediatrics Unit of the Federal Medical Centre; Jalingo were cartons of assorted toiletries, cartons of assorted beverages and wrappers were donated to the children.
While donating the items they prayed for the speedy recovery of the children.
Responding to the courtesy call, the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo, Dr. Yunus Wiza appreciates NAOWA and Her Excellency for the efforts to make sure that patients are being provided with good health facilities.