The wives of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) personnel have been warned not to add to their husbands’ stress at home.
The recommendation was made by Kikelomo Adeniyi, president of the Customs Officers Wives Association (COWA), on Friday while visiting the Idiroko headquarters of the Ogun 1 Area Command of the NCS.
In her speech, Mrs. Adeniyi praised the sacrifices made by NCS personnel to promote trade and protect Nigeria and Nigerians.
“We recognise the occupational risks you face when dealing with irrational daredevil smugglers who are determined to undermine the government’s economic policy.
I’m urging the COWA members to support their spouses fully at home because of this. Don’t add to your husbands’ stress, please. Make your house a haven where they can retreat to after a long day of work and rest,” she advised.
The wife of the Acting Customs Comptroller General revealed that the purpose of her visit, along with other association members, was to inform the Comptroller Bamidele Makinde-led Command of COWA’s initiatives to advance the welfare of the families of Customs officers. COWA was founded as a non-profit organisation in 2009.
According to Adeniyi, another part of COWA’s mandate is to provide assistance to orphanages all around the nation as well as to the widows and kids of fallen Customs officials.
“We are trying to open the COWA Nursery and Primary School, as well as the COWA Secondary School, in order to better educate our children and relieve the financial burden on Customs employees who must pay excessive tuition costs for their children’s private school education.
“We need your help to successfully implement these projects, which we believe will have a good impact on the lives of Customs officers and their families. You are our husbands and heads of the family.
“If you can help the association financially, we would be very appreciative. The COWA President begged, “We pledge to manage the resources entrusted to our care with caution and accountability.
She pleaded with smugglers to stop their illegal activity and tasked COWA members with collaborating with border community leaders to lessen smuggling activities.