Wives of officers and men of the Nigerian Correctional Service, (NCoS), under the auspices of the Nigeria Corrections Officers’ Wives’ Association, (NICOWA), have said that they would continue to support the service and their spouses by giving counsel, psychological outreaches and medical aid to inmates in custody.
The National President of the association and wife of the Controller General of the service, Hajiya Aisha Nababa made this known at the association’s National convention, yesterday in Abuja.
She said the choice of this year’s convention theme ‘National Security and Corrections Officers’ Wives’, was to depict the critical role wives of officers play in boosting national security, especially through the little support they provide to inmates during outreaches which in turn impacts on their wellbeing and their spouses at home.
According to her, NICOWA has come a long way in its effort to support the activities of the service, especially through the establishment of schools to promote education not just for officers’ children but also for the neighbouring communities
Highlighting key roles officers’ wives play in promoting security and inmates’ welfare, public relations expert and retired controller of corrections, Francis Enobore, noted that the provision of a safe and secure environment for all is greatly influenced by the dynamics between officers and their wives as well as unofficial support given to officers by their spouse which by extension impacts on inmates..
Speaking on the empowerment of members, Deputy National Secretary of the Association, Victoria Nwakuche, said NICOWA will continue to embark on various empowerment programs such as skills acquisition among others to ensure members are financially stable and able to contribute to their families and society.