Don’t stress your husbands at home’ — Adeniyi tells wives of customs officers

Don't stress your husbands at home' — Adeniyi tells wives of customs officers


President of the Customs Officers Wives Association (COWA), Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi, has asked wives of officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) not to impose additional stress on their husbands at home.

Mrs. Adeniyi gave the advise when she led other members of the association on a courtesy visit to the Idiroko headquarters of the Ogun 1 Area Command of the NCS on Friday.

The COWA President acknowledged the sacrifices being made by officers of the NCS to facilitate trade and keep Nigeria and Nigerians safe.

“We understand the occupational hazards you face in confronting desperate daredevil smugglers who are bent on sabotaging government’s fiscal policies. This is why I am encouraging the members of COWA to give full support to their husbands at home. Please don’t put additional stress on your husbands. Make the home a refuge for them where they can come back and rest after a hard day’s work,” she said.

She said her visit alongside other members of the association was to acquaint the Comptroller Bamidele Makinde-led Command with the activities of COWA, a non-profit organisation set up in 2009 to promote the welfare of the families of Customs officers.

Adeniyi disclosed that COWA also plans to extend support to the widows and children of fallen Customs officers as well as orphanages across the country.

“We are working on starting the COWA Nursery and Primary School, and COWA Secondary School, to enable us provide good, qualitative and affordable education to our children, and reduce the financial burden on Customs officers who pay exorbitant fees to educate their children in private schools.

“As our husbands and heads of the household, we need your support to successfully carry out these programmes, which we believe will impart positively on the lives of Customs officers and their families.

“We will be grateful if you can provide financial support to the association. We assure you of prudence and accountability in the management of the resources placed at our disposal,” the COWA President pleaded.

She urged smugglers to desist from the criminal act, charging members of COWA to work with the leaders of border communities to reduce smuggling activities.

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