DEPOWA Commended For ‘Project Zero Hunger’

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…Effort now a morale booster to troops – Unity Advocacy Group
The Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, DEPOWA, has been commended for partnering with the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, to cater for the three million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, through ‘Project Zero Hunger.’
The initiative by the two bodies was inaugurated on 30th September at the IDP Camp Durumi,in the FCT and Karu and Keffi in Nassarawa State.
The latest commendation is coming from the Unity Advocacy Group, UAG. It noted the trauma people in IDP camps in Abuja and other places in the country are going through have made the project most welcome.
The Project which is the first of many would continue in the 6 Geo political zones of the country to tackle hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture in the country.
Since launch of the project, DEPOWA President, Barr. (Mrs) Vickie Irabor and Hajiya Iman Suilaman- Ibrahim, Honorable Federal Commissioner for NCFRMI and wives of other Service Chiefs have visited the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
During the visit, brave and courageous men and women of the armed forces who were severely injured in the line of duty received several items including 30 wheelchairs, 10 of which have dual usage and can function electronically and manually, 4 in 1 defibrillator, inter locking nail set for fixing of fractured bones, and other hospital consumables.
UAG in a statement yesterday said the launch of the Project came at a time men and women of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are engaged in various operations to restore peace in volatile areas of the country.
It said the project is a testimony of determination of the present leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to use non-kinetic methods to tackle the security challenges in the country.
Signed by UAG’s Convener, Ifeanyi Aigbedion, the statement by said that Barr. Irabor since her assumption as DEPOWA President has taken the care for less privileged, especially victims of crisis prone areas to a higher level.
The body described the initiative as a morale booster especially to troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.
Said UAG: “Barr Irabor has continued to acknowledge that so many military officers have put themselves on the line for the peace and security of the nation. She has also shown sympathy for families of those that died in service and to others wounded and still receiving treatment.
“We are also encouraged by her words that injuries sustained in combat speak to the nation of the sacrifice of our military personnel.
“We at Unity Advocacy Group hail the initiative and urge well placed Nigerians to support DEPOWA in this laudable project. It will further encourage our troops to do more for the country.
“The Unity Advocacy Group further urge those perpetrating banditry and other crimes to repent and join DEPOWA in making our country a peaceful place.”

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