The President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), Mrs Salamatu F Yahaya on 28 July 2022 commissioned the newly built NAOWA Creche, Nursery and Primary School and NAOWA Secretariat at Sapppers’ Barracks Ilese Ijebu-Ode Ogun State.
Both projects are initiatives of the wife of the Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers / NAOWA Coordinator Nigerian Corps of Engineers Chapter Mrs Adebukola Kadiri.
Mrs Salamatu applauded the NAOWA Coordinator Nigerian Army Engineers Chapter Mrs Adebukola Kadiri for implementing the blueprint of NAOWA founding members and keying into her vision of “Sustaining Legacies and Upholding the Tenets of Unity and Service”.
The fully furnished NAOWA Nursery and Primary School comprise of a block of six Classrooms and 2 two administrative offices while, the NAOWA Secretariat comprises of two offices and a conference room.
Mrs Salamatu also visited the Medical Reception Station in the Barracks and donated some medical equipments including delivery bed, oxygen concentrator, suction machine, wheel chair,Baby’s cot, bed sheets and other equipments required for improved health care delivery services. Relief items were also issued to in patients.
Highlights of the commissioning ceremony include guided tour of the projects, launching of Sappers Magazine, dance presentations by children , youths and members of the Nigerian Army Soldiers Wives Association (NASWA), presentation of certificate, souvenirs and group photographs.
Prominent personalities that witnessed the event include, the General Officer Commanding 81 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen UT Musa, the Corps Commander Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers, Maj Gen KO Kadiri, representative of the Governor of Ogun state, AIG Olusola Subair (Rtd) Special Assistant on Security, the Ilese of Ilese Oba Oluremi Obayomi, past Coordinators NAOWA Headquarters Nigerian Army Engineers, officers and Commanding Officers.