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Senior Police Officers' Wives yesterday embarked on campaign against drug abuse, child abuse and molestation in Anambra State.

The group under the auspices of Police Officers' Wives Association POWA, led by the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Barrister Princess Asmau Ndayuko Idris earlier paid a courtesy call on Governor Willie Obiano at the Government House, Awka.
The visit to the State is in continuation of their tour of South East States to drive home the message on the inherent dangers of drug abuse, cultism, as well as other social vices.
According to the President of POWA, Barrister Idris, the reason for their visit to the State, among other reasons, is to seek areas of partnership with the State government and other relevant agencies, adding that the Association which was formed about fifty years ago was on the basis of complementing the efforts of security agencies in combating crime.
Barrister Idris, while stressing that the Association is non-profit making , added that their mission is to cater for the needy in the society, as well as sponsor and promote ideas that will promote behavioural change.
The POWA President who is also the wife of the Inspector General of Police, pointed out that the Association stand for youth and women empowerment, calling on individuals, government and other social entities to partner with them.
Responding, Governor Willie Obiano, represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke, described Anambra state as the most secured and progressive State in the Nation, and commended their drive, especially their sensitization against drug abuse.
The Governor, who urged them to bring the project to National Discourse, noted that state government is doing its best to engage the youths meaningfully in skill acquisition, among others, as a way of disabusing their minds from drugs and social vices.
While expressing optimism that the Association's message will make the desired impact and attract more support, Governor Obiano decried the pace at which societal values are fast eroding, calling on stakeholders, especially parents, to put in more efforts at training their children.
Earlier, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umaru, while introducing the members of the Association, said that the Association has done a lot towards helping the Nigerian Nation.
Also part of the visit were, the wife of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mrs Chioma Ntomchukwu, top officers of the Anambra State Police Command, among others.

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