From Okwe Obi, Abuja

South-South Women Empowerment Forum (SSWEF) has commended President of the Defense and Police Officers’ Wives Association, Oghogho Musa, for donating food items to 120 widows, as part of activities to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

Also, 150 widows of fallen heroes in Rivers State received palliatives from DEPOWA at the 29 Battalion Parade Ground, 6 Division Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt.

President of the Forum, Michelle Amakiri, and Secretary, Dr. Eno Akpan, in a statement said the initiative of DEPOWA would boost the ongoing military operations across the country.

They said with the various initiatives, troops were encouraged to double their efforts in warding off bandits from the country.

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“We will continue to pray for safe return of our troops to their families. Their sacrifices for our country is invaluable and will not be forgotten. Anything done to encourage them is a plus for the war against insurgency.

“We also commend the President of the Defense and Police Officers Wife’s Association and Wife of the Chief of Defense Staff, Oghogho Musa for her engagement with other stakeholders who are bringing in different forms of support to widows of fallen heroes and families of serving personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“With what is being done, our troops are aware that not just the Armed Forces, other Nigerians appreciate what they are doing to return peace and stability to troubled spots in the country,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Promiseland, a real estate firm, in conjunction with DEPOWA, presented plots of land to families and widows of fallen Nigerian heroes.

Also, The Elderly Support Scheme under the Renewed Hope Initiative, spearheaded by Senator Remi Tinubu, the First Lady, in partnership with DEPOWA earmarked a total of N950 million to assist 250 retired military and police personnel in Abuja.