Police Officers Wives Association [POWA] inaugurates barracks inspection bus in Abuja
The President of the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA), Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art Barracks Inspection Bus donated by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Sanomi Foundation.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday in Abuja, said the bus was donated through Mr Igho Sanomi, a Philanthropist and son of a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police.
Adejobi said the inauguration, presided over by the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbetokun, highlighted the significance of maintaining officers’ hygiene and overall wellness.
According to him, the event showcased a commitment to improving the living conditions of officers and encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
He said the Barracks Inspection Bus initiative, equipped with modern facilities and amenities, would serve as a mobile platform for conducting comprehensive inspections of police barracks across the country.
Adejobi said the purpose was to address issues relating to officers’ hygiene, living conditions and wellness by providing a conducive environment for necessary evaluations and interventions.
“The bus will play a vital role in identifying areas that require improvement and facilitating targeted interventions to enhance the overall well-being of police officers and their families,” he said.
He said that the I-G had emphasised the importance of officers’ health and encouraged them to embrace a healthy lifestyle during the inauguration.
The I-G pledged more support for POWA to deliver on its welfare agenda, adding that the police leadership would continue to provide better living conditions and wellness programme for officers.
“The initiative is part of a broader strategy to enhance the physical and mental well-being of police officers, ultimately leading to improved performance and public safety,” he added. (NAN)