Widows of fallen soldiers have expressed satisfaction with relief materials presented to them by Naval Officers Wives Association( NOWA) in Lagos.
NOWA presented materials which includes food items, hand Sanitizers, and other relief materials to help them pull through the lockdown period imposed by government to contain the spread of COVID- 19 pandemic
Some of the widows who gave their names as, Mrs Pricillia Okechukwu, Mrs Victoria Elegbeleye and Mrs Esther Omokwale told LEADERSHIP at separate interview that the items will help to cushion the biting effects of the lockdown.
Omokwale thanked the National President of Nowa Mrs. Theresa Ibas for remembering them this period of difficulty, adding that since they lost their husbands’ the association has been there for them.
Speaking with Journalists, National President of the Association, Mrs Theresa Ibas after presenting the relief materials to the widows said the essence of the programme was to bring succour to the widows of the fallen heroes in order to cushion the effect of the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
She described the period of the pandemic as a difficult time for the widows especially without their husbands who were the bread winners more so the period had prevented the widows from engaging in their small businesses due to the lockdown.
The President, pointed out that, as a none governmental organization, NOWA, was ready and willing to positively assist its own especially at this tough period.
“Though it was not easy for some of the widows who had been surviving on their petty businesses on daily basis to stay indoors and idle, encouraged them to use the relief materials to tide over the period of the lockdown.”