NAF at 60: NAFOWA provides food items for 100 families of IDPs in Abuja


The Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association, NAFOWA has reached out to 100 families, who are direct victims of insurgency and terrorism at Durumi IDP Camp in commemoration of NAF at 60.

Speaking at the occasion on Monday in Abuja, NAFOWA National President, Architect (Mrs) Rakiya Abubakar, said that the humanitarian gesture is to commemorate the Nigerian Air Force on its 60th anniversary as a service.

She said that since government alone cannot bring about peace and complete desired humanitarian aids to victims of terror, the need for individuals and organisations to complement the efforts of the government cannot be overemphasized.

“It is on this premise that NAFOWA invites well-meaning individuals and other non-govemmental organizations to provide similar gesture and humanitarian assistance to those who truly need it.

“This outreach is one of the many events lined up to celebrate the various transformation and significant impact the Nigerian Air Force had made in the stability and unity of our dear nation as well as maintaining regional security.

“Today, we are here to reaffirm in action our Association’s motto ‘Service to Humanity’ as we Stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, who have to live their homes and livelihood due to insecurity. We are here to assure you that you are not alone and are ready to share our resources in providing comfort in any way possible.” she said.

NAFOWA President expressed appreciation to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar and Flying Star for providing the resources that made the event a success.

The Vice President of NAFOWA, Dr.Bukola, while speaking to newsmen in an interview during the event, said that the association decided to include the Nigerian Airforce in this year outreach so that they can give the IDP a total package.

She said, “We know that their need is not just food, we wanted to give them a holistic approach that is why we include medical, because some of them are actually sick.

“There is a particular child that has a rare condition; we are linking up with the agency that is responsible for that kind of disease. There are some other ailments that we referred them to the National Hospital because our hospital is too far them to access. Hospital should be where they can easily access.” she said.

Coordinator and Spokesman of the IDP, Idriss Ibrahim Halilu, thanked NAFOWA for the provision of food items and free medical treatment, saying that the association has been reaching the IDP on several occasions.

Halilu however, requested the assistant of NAFOWA and individuals in the society to come to their aid, especially in the areas of provision of medical facility and schools where children of the IDPs can attend.r