Gov. Ugwuanyi releases 19.6m to widows of fallen heroes

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About 98 widows of fallen heroes in the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu have been empowered by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

Ugwuanyi gave a cheque of N19.6 million to the General Officer Commanding of the Division, Maj. Gen. Adamu Abubakar, for the widows, during the 2017 West African Social Activities (WASA) celebration.

The special adviser to Enugu State Government on Security Matters, Brig. Gen. Fred Eze (rtd), who presented the cheque on behalf of the governor, said each of the widows would get N200, 000 to start-up or enhance their businesses.

He urged the widows to put the money to judicious use in a viable business venture or endeavour to be able to contribute meaningfully to the lives of their families.

The GOC revealed that the division had met the beneficiaries of the empowerment and tutored them on how best to make use of the money to ensure multiplier effect.

On the WASA celebration, Abubakar said it was meant to promote social inclusion and togetherness between personnel of the Nigerian Army, their families and the general public at large.

The GOC also affirmed the loyalty of the army to constituted civilian authorities and to the Commander of Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.

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