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The wife of the Imo state Governor, Ugo Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha yesterday received the national delegates of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) members in her office at the Government House Owerri. The NAOWA delegates called on the Governor’s wife to acquaint her with the series of programmes to be carried out by NAOWA while in the state for the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) annual conference.


Ugo Nneoma Okorocha expressed appreciation for the courtesy visit by the association stressing that it was a welcome development for women associations like NAOWA to come together with the sole purpose of positively impacting society. She opined that she always had faith in what women can achieve when they set out to do so, and noted that when women unite there was no limit to what they can achieve.  “I have always said that the nation is waiting for the women to arise and turn around the society for good. If the women get it right, then the family will get it right, the society will get it right and the nation will get it right.”

She underscored the importance of unity in diversity in Nigeria, and commended the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association for being a leading voice in promoting peace and unity. Mrs Okorocha further commended NAOWA  for their charity programmes aimed at uplifting the downtrodden stressing that life is all about giving and that one cannot go wrong giving.

The leader of the delegates and National President of NAOWA Mrs Uma Buratai, wife of the Chief of Army Staff appreciated the cordial reception accorded them by Mrs. Okorocha whom she described as a model first lady. Mrs Buratai commended Mrs Okorocha’s SNARP initiative, Nneoma Kitchen, Skills Acquisition centres and other life changing programmes initiated by the Governor’s wife pledging NAOWA’s readiness to collaborate with her. She detailed NAOWA’s charity outreach programme to donate relief/food items to Red Cross, motherless children’s homes, and the federal medical centre, Owerri, to help off-set the bills of indigent patients admitted there.


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