By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
National President,Prisons Officers Wives Association(PROWA), Hajiya Gwamma J. Ahmed today, Monday said the association had built and commissioned the third phase of its staff school in Abuja.
Speaking in Sokoto at the opening of the 2018 2-day workshop to mark the 12th anniversary of Prisons Welfare Insurance Scheme(PWIS) Hajiya Gwamma said the essence of building the school facility was to ensure quality and affordable education were accessed by children of prisons personnel.
According to her” the school has an administrative block, classrooms library, mini-conference hall among other adjoining facilities to make both teaching and learning conducive”, She explained.
She however, disclosed that the association had since fast track robust healthcare awareness campaigns to schools children, officers’ wives and neighbouring communities on hygiene, de-worming and cervical cancer.
According to Hajiya Gwamma” the main focus is to sensitise our targets on the need to imbibe the culture of healthy living and to be conscious of effects of negligence on health issues.”
She further disclosed that the association went further to effect the release of over 50 inmates from across prisons and assisted 41 widows of gallant officers killed by insurgents in the North East and others through its empowerment programme.
However, Gwamma bagged the “Silent Achiever’s” award among other recipients.