Sokoto: Mrs Lagbaja lays foundation for computer centre, distributes foodstuffs to widows



The National President of Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs. Mariya Lagbaja, on Monday laid the foundation stone for the construction of acomputer centre at the Giginya Barracks Nursery and Primary School, Sokoto.

Lagbaja also inaugurated remodeled classrooms, tree planting in the school garden, school playground and vocational training items in the barracks.

The lresident presented assorted food items and cooking oil to widows who lost their husbands as a result of insurgency and other accidental occurrences while in active service.

She said: “All these gestures were aimed at ensuring both the education of our children and women empowerment are assured and protected  according the organization’s programmes.”

According to her, the drive was to boost opportunities for barracks communities and the less privileged in the society.

” As the 23rd President of NAOWA, we shall ensure commitment, dedication and resilience in their service to the NAOWA Institution in order to sustain legacies.

” NAOWA is desirous of building and strengthening avenues towards effective collaboration with relevant governments, agencies and associations in order to enhance the quality of lives for the less privileged,” she said.

Lagbaja said that it was cardinal to extend hands of friendship by enhancing developmental initiatives that would support human survival in many respects of legitimate pursuits.

The president inspected the school’s building, maintaining that education was an important instrument of attaining progress for development.

Lagbaja saod that it was also necessary to give children the opportunity to acquire knowledge as a build up to knowledge, independence and dream for self actualisation in their endeavours.

She solicited the support of governments, agencies and related organs in driving the responsive course for the benefit of the society.

Earlier in her welcome address, Chairperson, Sokoto NAOWA chapter, Mrs Florence Mutkut, commended the national president for her giant steps towards sustaining the tempo of  solving infrastructural deficits in the barracks.

Mutkut said the projects inaugurated comprised the newly renovated NAOWA Crèche and NAOWA Nursery and Primary School with befitting toilet facilities.

She said the construction of a 48-student capacity Computer Room and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre at the school would be beneficial to the pupils.

Mutkut added  that the centre and the classes would enhance children’s learning capability in information technology.

She thanked the national president for her humanitarian outreach aimed at bringing succour to the residents of the barrack

Abuja365 reports that the event witnessed drama and cultural display by the pupils while a cross section of benefiting widows expressed appreciation over the widow’s mite of Lagbaja.


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