Wife of the governor of Imo State, Nkechi Okorocha, has advocated an improvement in the welfare packages of wives of policemen who die in active duty.
Mrs. Okorocha noted that policing in Nigeria was hazardous, saying there are many women whose husbands had died while working for peace and security of the country.
She spoke in Owerri on Thursday during the 2018 Thanksgiving Service organised by the state Police Command.
She announced that her office, through her NGO, ‘She Needs A Roof Project,’ would build and furnish a two-bedroom bungalow for a late police officer’s wife.
While commending the Command for maintaining peace and security in Imo State, she said, “I want to ask you, Mr. CP, to get a widow from this Command, for us to build a bungalow for her.”
In response, the state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, thanked the governor’s wife for honoring their invitation, and promised to increase ‘visibility policing’ in 2018.
Ezike said, “In 2018, we will increase visibility policing. It is key because it gives people the confidence that the Police are capable of protecting them.”