Aisha Buhari, the First Lady, on Monday asked wives of Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police to always support their husbands in carrying out their responsibilities to the country.
She made the remarks while greeting service chiefs’ spouses on a familiarization visit to the State House in Abuja.
She claimed that providing such assistance will enhance their spouses’ morale and strengthen their dedication to fighting crime in Nigeria.
The first lady also urged relevant authorities to ensure a large-scale recruitment of security personnel in order to increase the security forces’ manpower.
While commending the efforts of the Federal Government in the prompt payment of the benefits of slain security personnel, the first lady urged the authorities to sustain the tempo.
Responding, Mrs Vickie Irabor, the President, Defence and Police Officers Wives Association (DEPOWA), pledged their support and commitment to the first lady in her quest to providing services to the less privileged in the society.
Irabor expressed determination to work in synergy with the first lady to ensure peace in the land.
“We know it is not easy; we have come to you to show our support, because you are a pillar of support to us in the security family,” she said.
Our correspondent reports that in attendance were wives of the Chief of Army Staff, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya; the Chief of Air Staff, Mrs Elizabeth Amao and the Chief of Naval Staff, Mrs Nana Gambo.
Others are wives of the Inspector-General of Police, Mrs Hajara Alkali-Baba and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Mrs Aisha Bichi.