From Tunde Suleman, Minna
Wife of Inspector General of Police and President, Police Officers Women Association (POWA), Mrs. Agharese Arase, has restated her determination to improve health facilities and services for the use of officers and men of the police force towards enhancing their performances.
Mrs. Arase stated this in Minna while flagging off a cervical screening and polio immunisation exercise, adding that her husband, Solomon Arase was determined to have a healthy and effective workforce.
She said: “We are gathered today to formally flag off our campaign to reduce the cases of polio, meningitis and cervical cancer among officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force and their families. This action is informed by the leadership of the force to promote the overall health and general welfare of the police workforce and their families”.
She stated the need for effective enlightenment of women on the causes of cervical cancer, early symptoms adding that officers in medical departments of the police must step up efforts in this regard.
“I strongly appeal to the police personnel and their family members to take maximum advantage of the facilities not only to stay alive but also to remain healthy at all times”, she said.
While welcoming the POWA president, Niger State Commissioner of Police, Olusola Amore, assured of his support for the association in realising its objectives to have healthy workforce.
He said that the state command will ensure the success of the programme and called on women and children to take advantage of the awareness and polio immunisation exercise.
Amore restated the determination of the Niger state police command to eradicate criminal activities in the state and to maintain peace and harmony.