The Deputy Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Princess Felicia Bassey, has provided succour to the bereaved wives of dead police officers.
The lawmaker, an ex-police officer, who addressed the women under the aegis of Late Wives of Police Officers (LAPOWA) at the command headquarters at Ikot Akpanabia, weekend, said she was deeply touched by their plight before the intervention.
Speaking shortly before the donation, Bassey who represents Okobo State Constituency said she was motivated by the need to give back to the society particularly the institution that gave her the discipline and training.
“I came here to show love to the wives of the slain police officers and other members of POWA in the spirit of the Christmas season and to put smile on their faces. Those who died in active service, I give my condolences to the family and pray that God would make your children not to give you headache’’, she stated.
Urging them to form cooperative groups to enable them attract support from government, she expressed her determination to do more to better the lives of wives of slain policemen, while imploring POWA members to be good wives and never to be hostile.
Responding, President of LAPOWA, Theresa Eyetom, thanked the deputy speaker for the visit and the donations, saying it was the first of its kind in the command.
She appealed to her to solicit employment for their children who she said were yet to be employed.
In addition, she thanked the wife of the state Police Commissioner, Joyce Andrew Amiengheme, for the support given to her association.
From Emem Okon