NAWOJ Honours NAOWA’s Grace Enobong Udoh
Outgoing President, Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), 81 Division Chapter, Mrs. Grace Enobong Udoh recently received an Award of Recognition from the Chairperson, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos Chapter, Hajia Sekinah Lawal, for her service to humanity in the area of education and widows’ empowerment.
This presentation was made during the handing over ceremony dinner party at Officers Mess, Marina, Lagos recently.
According to NAWOJ Chairperson, Hajia Lawal, the women professional body rarely give awards to people but she noted that Mrs. Udoh has been doing great things such as donation of food items to widows of Nigerian soldiers, encouraging the fallen heroes’ wives to be strong and courageous as well as engage in positive ventures that would create better life for them and their children in the future.
“I believe education and being economically empowered are very important, so I urged women to always endeavour to send their children to school, as education is a sure key to success. When they are well educated, the chances of child abuse, teenage pregnancy and other criminal tendencies would be reduced, and they will also have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to our nation,” she said.
Udoh advised NAOWA members to support the new President while calling on women to enroll for skill acquisition programmes, to enable them to cope with the various challenges in the society.
Some of the NAOWA members at the occasion who spoke with our Correspondent commended Mrs. Udoh for her uncommon love and assistance she has been giving and wished her success in her future endeavours. They said she has done many programmes of mutual benefits in the area of education and empowerment.
Udoh said that NAOWA had been involved in welfare programmes targeted at women, youth, children and less-privileged in the barracks since its establishment over four decades ago.
Speaking at the event, the new President, Hajia Amina Yusuf, promised to follow in the footsteps of her predecessors by making sure that the association continue to do its best for members.