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Hardship: First Lady partners Customs to launch N500m fund for vulnerable Nigerians

Wife of the President, Oluremi Tinubu and the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs, Bashir Adeniyi have unveiled a N500 million Customs Officers Wives’ Association, COWA support funds to cushion the impact of current hardship on the vulnerable Nigerians.

The unveiling was done on Friday, 16th of Feruary at the recent relaunch of Customs Officers Wives’ Association, COWA, in Abuja.

Mrs Tinubu, represented by the President of the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association, Oghogho Musa, noted that the federal government supports every initiative to take Nigeria out of hardship.

She said; “What makes our nation exceptional is not our shared political beliefs but our shared ideas and values such as compassion, respect, integrity and empathy.

“In building blocks of a strong integrated community, each of us has a role in ensuring these values are upheld and celebrated. I implore you all to take the message of care and compassion to the nooks and crannies of our nation”

Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs, Bashir Adeniyi, in his goodwill message, said Nigeria cannot over-emphasize the role of women in taking it out of the hardship.

He said; “The relaunch of COWA underscores our steadfast commitment to the empowerment and wellbeing of women within our homes as our wives and amongst our colleagues as officers. COWA’s initiative includes the personal and professional development of officers’ wives, fostering a harmonious home environment, and actively engaging in community development that strongly aligns with the objectives of the Nigerian Customs Service”.