Senator Uba Sani wipes tears of police officers' widows with N2m, pledges more support for POWA

Senator Uba Sani wipes tears of police officers' widows with N2m, pledges more support for POWA

- Senator Uba Sani has donated a sum of N2million to wives of late police officers in Kaduna state

- The lawmaker made the gestures on Saturday, March 6, in Kaduna, the capital of the state

- According to him, he is always concerned about the welfare of the needy

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A lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Uba Sani has put smiles on the faces of the wives of the late police officers in the state by donating a sum of N2million to them.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta reports that the senator made the kind gesture as a special guest at the annual empowerment programme of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) held in Kaduna

He said he was excited by POWA's remarkable service in the promotion and protection of the welfare of widows and orphans of departed police officers and men.

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The lawmaker also promised to integrate POWA members into the federal government’s beneficiaries of Social Investment Programmes (SIP).

Senator Uba Sani wipes tears of police officers' widows with N2m, pledges POWA access to FG support funds
The members of POWA benefitted from Senator Uba Sani N2million support. Credit: @ubasanius
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He said:

"I commended POWA for its remarkable service in the promotion and protection of the welfare of widows and orphans of departed police officers and men. POWA is now a well-respected voice in Nigeria and is setting higher goals for itself.
"POWA is breaking new grounds due to the exemplary leadership of the national chairperson, Hajiya Aisha U.M Muri. She deserves our total support as she strives to better the lots of widows and orphans of our fallen police officers and men."

Senator Uba Sani reiterated his promise to engage and work with other members of the National Assembly on issues concerning the settlement of entitlements of deceased police officers and men in order to lessen the suffering of their families.

The lawmaker added:

"I promised to engage and work with other members of the National Assembly on issues concerning the settlement of entitlements of deceased police officers and men in order to lessen the suffering of their families. We shall also fast-track bills that will enhance the welfare of serving police officers and men and take care of eventualities or unforeseen circumstances.

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"I also assured POWA that the Uba Sani Foundation will partner with the national body, and in particular the Kaduna state chapter, in order to develop the financial skills of their members and put them in good stead to access the social investment programmes of the federal government."

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Uba Sani said his donation of the sum of N2 million was to assist the Kaduna state chapter of POWA in the execution of its 2021 programme.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Sani sponsored a bill to impose stiffer penalties on the bearers of illegal firearms in Nigeria.

It was reported that he said the main aim of the proposed amendments is to curtail the proliferation of illegal arms and bring the existing law in line with global best practices.

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