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Police Officers wives adopt literacy programme to empower members

The Non-Governmental Association for Literacy Support Services NOGALSS is Partnering Nigeria Police Officers’ Wives Association POWA, to empower officers’ wives and families with literacy skills.

President of POWA, Hajia Hajara Baba, who is also the wife of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, while receiving NOGALSS delegates in Abuja, said the move would ensure that the police officers wife are well learned to meet everyday challenges, in terms of communication as well as engage in efficient economic activities in the country.

  “This Partnership with NOGALSS would help a lot because they brought mass literacy which has to do with formal and non-formal adult education, In the barracks, I have a lot of women that cannot read nor write and in most cases, if they can read and write, the exposure is not there, that confidence is not there, So NOGALSS is going to build confidence in them that is why I like their coming and I appreciate them,” she said  

The National President of NOGALSS Mr. Noah Emmanuel, who said the aim of the visit was to identify with POWA and introduce skill literacy to them, advised the officers’ wives to avail themselves of the opportunity of becoming literate in other to contribute their quota to national development.

According to him, NOGALSS  as the umbrella body of the non-formal and formal education sector has structures in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, Partnering government and other international bodies to eradicate illiteracy in the country in line with SDG education 2030 agenda. 

“We will achieve all the above through our elaborate structure of national and international networks, Partners that shall collaborate with us to achieve this great task are UNESCO ,Ministry of Education, National Mass Education Commission, National Cooperative Financing Agency of Nigeria , FCT Department for Mass Education and all state agencies for adult and non-formal education.’’

“We seek you approval for this collaboration, to forge a common font to provide sustainable literacy, livelihood skills and empowerment to the police officers’ wives nationwide, we however request to set up a joint technical working group to prepare an implementable work plan for inclusion of POWA on the sustainable literacy, livelihood skills, and empowerment programme”.

Julian Osamoto.