The Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA) Air Training Command (ATC) Chapter has renovated and furnished a block of classrooms and constructed a borehole at the Nomadic Primary School Kafin-Ganye Kirama as well as conducted a 3-day medical outreach at Kauya Community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Speaking while closing the medical outreach and commissioning the classroom block and borehole at weekend, the Guest of Honour, Wife of Kaduna State Governor, Architect Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, said the occasion testifies to the long standing relationship between the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the good people of Kaduna State.
She said, “It does not come as a surprise, I have had cause, over time, to witness the care and concern exhibited by your noble organization”.
Hajiya Hadiza noted that such initiatives would enable bonding and regeneration of the spirit of oneness in Kaduna State.
“True to your motto which is “Service to Humanity”, you are rightly serving us all as mothers in whom we can trust. I am confident that the impact of your outreach today would be of benefit to both Kaduna and Nigeria at large in the long run.” She added.
On her remark, the NAFOWA National President, Hajiya Hafsat Sadique Abubakar, who was represented by the Vice President of the Association, Mrs Maria Anebi, said the initiative was in fulfillment of the Association’s corporate social responsibility to host communities.
“Our initiatives target activities that add value to human existence through humanitarian outreaches like this one and capacity building like our NAFOWA Skills Acquisition and Vocational Training Programmes”, she said.
Mrs Abubakar therefore urged the communities to leverage the benefits of the renovated/furnished classrooms and medical outreach to improve their wellbeing.
Earlier in her opening address, the Chairperson NAFOWA ATC Chapter, Dr Safiya Aliyu Suleiman, revealed that the initiative is aim to provide conducive learning environment as well as alleviate the health challenges in the 2 communities.
Text books and exercise books were provided for the school while the 3-day medical outreach catered to clinical and surgical needs of about 4,000 beneficiaries, with treated mosquito nets and other consumables like cloths distributed to members of the 2 communities.
Additionally, there is provision of 11 slots to members of this community at the NAFOWA ATC chapter vocational training center which provides training in computer studies, catering, tailoring and hairdressing. These slots are courtesy of the ATC who have promised to train 10 people from this village and NAFIS who have promised to train one person in computer studies.