Kaduna State Chairperson of NAOWA, Mrs Maimunatu Ali-Keffi presenting the items to some of the beneficiaries.
Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), has pledged to improve the living standards of widows of fallen heroes.
Kaduna State Chairperson of the Association, Mrs Maimunatu Ali-Keffi made the pledge while distributing palliatives to wives of fallen heroes held at two battalion, Ribadu Cantonment Kaduna.
Mrs Maimunatu Ali-Keffi explained that just as priority is given to officers and soldiers wounded in action, same would be extended to the widows through vocational and skills empowerment and soft loans to start-up small scale businesses so as to give them a sense of belonging.
She charged the widows to defy all odds and move on, take adequate care of their children and make them part of their struggles.
Some of the widows commended the chairperson for the gesture, stressing that it would go a long way in alleviating their condition.
Some of the items distributed at the event included bags of rice, spaghetti and beverages, vegetable oil, maggie, salt, wrappers, toiletries as well as token amount of cash.