DEPOWA President, Others Hail Irabor’s Wife for Assisting Nigeria’s Vulnerable

DEPOWA President, Others Hail Irabor’s Wife for Assisting Nigeria’s Vulnerable


Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The President of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA), Mrs Oghogho Musa, wife of late Head of State, Mrs Mariam Abacha, among others, have  commended the wife of former Chief of Defence Staff, Mrs Lucky Irabor for her assistance to the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria.

 Speaking at a send-off ceremony organised in her honour by DEPOWA at the Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja, the  president, who is also the wife of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Christopher Musa, said Mrs Irabor’s legacy in the area of human capital development was undeniable.

“Today, we pay tribute to a remarkable individual, who has served as a true pillar as president of DEPOWA and has made tremendous achievements in sustaining the legacies of past DEPOWA presidents.

“Your steadfast commitment and unwavering dedication which nurtured a culture of collaboration and innovation has left an unforgettable imprint in DEPOWA with remarkable successes that have been witnessed within and outside the shores of our dear country”, Mrs Musa said.

The Depowa president said her administration would continue to tap from her experience.

“We shall continue tap  from your wealth of experience and I pledge to do my best to add to the society in tandem with the vision of the programme of the First Lady, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu”, she said.

In her remarks, Irabor’s wife said her tenure was marked by remarkable developments inspired by passion for bringing succour to the widows and orphans of the nation’s fallen heroes due to insecurity especially for the vulnerable in the society. “The orphans were trained at the skills acquisition centre”, she said.

She listed some of the achievements during her tenure to include reaching out to the widows of fallen heroes, establishment of the Armed Forces Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centre, among others.

Mrs. Irabor said the PTSD Centre project was sponsored by the CDS and service chiefs fully from the beginning to where it was when she handed over to her successor.

She prayed that God will give Mrs. Musa the grace to complete the project “so that we can all come for the commissioning and begin to access the facility for mental health of the military family.

She noted that as she passed the baton, she was confident that the new leadership of will reach even greater heights.

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