The 3 Division Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Secretariat took place on January 19, 2023, at the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos by the President of NAOWA, Mrs Salamatu Farouk Yahaya. The Secretariat includes offices, a multi-purpose hall, and a conference room.
The event was attended by the General Officer Commanding 3 Divisions and commanders of Operation Safe Haven, Maj. Gen IS Ali, Principal Staff Officers from Headquarters 3 Division, Commanders and Commanding Officers, past chairpersons of the 3 Division chapter of NAOWA, the incoming chairperson of the 3 Division chapter of NAOWA, members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association 3 Division, members of the Nigerian Army Soldiers’ Wives Association 3 Division, invited guests, and other attendees.
In her opening speech, the host of the day and Chairperson Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association 3 division chapter Mrs Hauwa Sa’id Ali expresses her gratitude to the Almighty Allah for making it possible to witness the Commissioning of the 3 Division Nigeria Army Officers Wives Association Secretariat. Stated that
exactly on the 18th of November 2021 our dear mother, the President of NAOWA laid the foundation of this Secretariat during her visit to Maxwell Khobe Cantonment for the Commissioning of the Salamatu F Yahaya Skills Acquisition Center and she is here again today to commission the finished project.
She also commended the General Officer Commanding 3 Division and commanders of Operation Safe Haven Maj Gen I.S Ali for his untiring support to NAOWA 3 Division chapter. She said, “Your support has made NAOWA 3 Division accomplish several projects. We will forever remain grateful and may the Almighty Allah continue to uplift you to greater heights”.
In her remarks, the president Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association Mrs Salamatu F. Yahaya at the ceremony stated that
This Commissioning Ceremony is heartwarming and very significant to me because precisely on 18 November 2021, which is barely 14 months ago, we commissioned the NAOWA 3 Division Skill Acquisition Center after which I laid the foundation stone for the construction of this Secretariat and today by the grace of the Almighty I had the privilege to commission the NAOWA 3 Division Chapter Secretariat.
She further states that NAOWA has over time, advanced from its earlier mandate of being a charitable organization to become a leadership Institution where members get firsthand experience in business management, human resource management and public relations, and as such this, newly established Secretariat would provide the much needed conducive environment for coordinating divergent NAOWA activities here in the cantonment.
She praised the NAOWA 3 division chapter chairperson Mrs Hauwa Sa’id Ali for the excellent work and for pencilling her name in the annals of NAOWA structural development and history. This shows that she is in tune with my vision of “Sustaining Legacies and Upholding the Tenets of Unity and Service”. It also shows her commitment to the advancement of NAOWA.
The event’s highlight includes the commissioning and Tour of the Secretariat, the Donation of gift items to NAOWA Nursery and Primary Teachers by the NAOWA President and cultural dance.