2024 IWD: Enugu CP Joins Police Officers Wives To Mark The Day

……calls for maximum support, investment, and empowerment of women.
…..as over 150 police officers get empowered.

The Enugu State Command’s Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu on Friday joined Police Officers Wives in the State to mark the 2024 International Women’s Day.

According to a press release signed by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said that speaking at the event, which was held at the Senior Police Officers Mess, Agbani Road, Enugu, the CP extolled the uncommon courage, caregiving, and nation-building spirits of women. He noted that women remain crucial in accelerating the progress of human society and reversing the contemporary social, economic, and political challenges.

CP Kanayo, who was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in the Command’s Department of Finance and Administration, ACP Hope Isiani Okereke, called for maximum support, investment, and empowerment of women, particularly the girl child, to accelerate the progress of human society.

In her address, the President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) and wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Egbetokun, represented by the Enugu State Chairperson of POWA and wife of the Commissioner of Police, Barr. (Mrs.) Joy Uzuegbu, appreciated the courage and tireless efforts of Police Officers and Wives, particularly those whose husbands are deceased or faced with health challenges, to maintain their homes even in the face of the prevailing global social and economic challenges.

The POWA President emphasized that the essence of celebration, with the theme “Inspire Inclusion, Value, and Empower Women,” was to practically appreciate, inspire, and empower Police Officers wives, as well as give them a sense of belonging and ensure they take and excel in their rightful places.

The event witnessed various activities, including the empowerment of over one hundred and fifty Police Officers’ wives, particularly those whose husbands are either deceased or experiencing health challenges, with business start-up packages and food items. Additionally, representatives of Amyandy Foundation, MTN Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria, Hybrid Feeds Limited, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), and other speakers took turns inspiring and exposing the women to different business and financial empowerment opportunities.