Wife of the Inspector General of Police and President of Police Officers Women Association, POWA, Mrs. Agharese Arase, has reiterated her determination to improve health facilities for officers and men of the police force.
Arase, who stated this in Minna while flagging-off a cervical screening and polio immunisation exercise, added that her husband, Solomon Arase, was determined to have a healthy and effective workforce.
“We are gathered today to formally flag-off our campaign to reduce the cases of polio, meningitis and cervical cancer among officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force and their families. This action was informed by the leadership of the force to promote the overall health and general welfare of personnel and their families.”
She stated the need for effective enlightenment of women on the causes of cervical cancer and early symptoms, adding that officers in the medical department must step up efforts in this regard.
“I strongly appeal to the police personnel and their family members to take maximum advantage of the facilities not only to stay alive, but also to remain healthy at all times,” she said.
While welcoming the POWA president, the Niger State Commissioner of Police, Olusola Amore, assured of his support to the association in realising its objectives of a healthy workforce.
He said the state command will ensure the success of the programme and called on women and children to take advantage of the awareness and polio immunisation exercise.
Amore restated the determination of the state police command to eradicate criminal activities and to maintain peace and harmony.

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