1,200 Customs’ wives to undergo entrepreneurship training

The Customs Officers’ Wives Association is planning to train its members to manage their businesses while maintaining their home responsibilities.

Addressing journalists in Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday, the National President of COWA, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, said that about 1,200 COWA members would benefit from the training before the end of 2024.

Adeniyi also said the association would also empower wives and children of fallen officers.

According to the COWA chairperson, the group wants to focus on providing educational support and scholarships to the children of fallen officers through the payment of school fees, and vocational empowerment of the bereaved wives to make them self-reliant.

“We estimate that up to 1,200 COWA members will benefit from this training between now and the end of 2024. Our planned support for the wives and children of fallen officers is to enable surviving spouses to cater to the needs of their children. COWA intends to establish contacts with as many such families as possible, especially the ones that were recently bereaved, and extend helping hands to them.

“We will also extend love, care and support to orphans and orphanages. We know how strategic lkeja is and we have so many officers staying around Ikeja. That is why COWA as an association sees it as a need for us to have our own primary and secondary school here in lkeja,” Adeniyi noted.

She added that the association intended to start the project to enable it to provide good, qualitative and affordable education to children of Customs officials, to reduce the financial burden on them.

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