Mrs. Idris made the call in Enugu during the continuation of her nationwide campaign against drug abuse and cultism.
The Wife of the Inspector General of Police, who is also the President, Police Officer Wives Association, POWA, said the sensitization was to promote ideas that would bring about positive behavioral change.
She encouraged members of the society especially the youths to shun social vices because of the negative effects.
Also, the Wife of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mrs. Chioma Ntomchukwu, expressed optimism that the nationwide campaign would reduce cultism, drug abuse and child molestation to the barest in the country.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Dam Mallam Mohammed, commended the initiative of the Wife of the Inspector General of Police and promised that the Command would continue to support the campaign to stem the menace of drugs abuse in our society.
The Wife of Inspector General of Police and those of other Police officers marched from the Okpara Square, Venue of the campaign to some major roads in the metropolis.
Also, the fight against drug abuse, child molestation, and cultism has received a boost after the wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Princess Asmau Idris led other wives of police officers to sensitize residents of Anambra State to the dangers of such practices.
Princess Idris who was in Anambra on a two-day official visit also went to Police Area Command in Onitsha where she launched “Operation Team up to Clean Up Barracks” across the state and country at large.
Radio Nigeria correspondent reports that 30 police wives and 7 widows were on the occasion empowered with sewing machines, and start up funds for soap making.
Similarly, Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), has called for concerted efforts towards tackling obnoxious practices and social vices that have bedeviled the nation’s social development
The National President of POWA, Mrs. Asma’u Idris made the call at the launch of Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation and some of the vices in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The National President of POWA who is also the wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Mrs. Asma’uIdris explained that Ebonyi was the fourth State in the South-East that the campaign was launched.
She noted that the campaign was in line with the Association’s objectives and aimed at complementing the efforts of State Governments in the fight against social vices.
The Chairperson of the Association in the State, who is also the wife of the Police Commissioner in the area, Mrs. Petpun Lamorde, described the campaign against Female Genital Mutilation as timely considering its prevalent rate and the efforts being put in place by the wife of the Stat Governor to curb the menace.
The Traditional Ruler of Ugwulangwu Community in Ohaozara Local Government Area, Eze Romanus Iyioku commended POWA for lending support to the fight against social vices and obnoxious practices and called for diligent prosecution of culprits.
Governor Umahi had, while receiving the National President of POWA at Government House Abakaliki, assured her of State Government’s readiness to put a stop to Female Genital Mutilation as there was already a law in place to punish offenders.
Highpoint of the visit was the empowerment of over 400 wives of serving police officers in the State by the Governor.
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