From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri

The police have distributed food items to widows and families of police officers who died in the line of duty in Borno State to cushion the effect of the economic hardship and high cost of foodstuffs in the country.

Commissioner of Police Borno Command, Yusufu Lawan said the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) used the occasion of the World Internation Women Day on Friday to reach out to widows and families of the personnel in the command especially families of those who died in active service

“It is also a day to remember the contributions of our wives to building the homes,” he disclosed. He commended the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun for asking POWA to embark on the food distribution at this crucial period.

Chairperson of POWA in Borno, Hajiya Zara Ibrahim said the World International Women Dayis a global event celebrated on March 8 to promote equity for women.

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Ibrahim said an invest in women help in accelerating growth in the society.

“It is the only way to fight against every forms of discriminations including economic discrimination. This is why we are distributing food items to our women today,” she disclosed.

She said the day is also observed;; to promote rights of women and the need for their voice fo be heard.

A total of 100 women and families benefitted from the food distributions mostly bags of rice, cooking oil and assorted pasta held at the Command Headquarters in Maidugur.