COWA Seme Chapter Commissions Rebranded Seme Area Command Hospital
…Praises Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi For Strengthening COWA Support System
By Jerry Aguigbo
The Seme Chapter of the Customs Officers Wives Association, (COWA) has commissioned the rebranded Seme Customs Command Hospital. Speaking at the Commissioning ceremony on Friday, 15 September, 2023, the Chairman COWA Seme Chapter, Mrs Chinelo -Dera Nnadi thanked President Bola Ahmed TInubu for his choice of Comptroller Bashir Adewale Adeniyi as the Ag. Comptroller -General of the Nigeria Customs Service. According to her, Adeniyi is a square peg in square hole who has dedicated all his life to the meritorious service of the nation as a facilitator of Customs business process.
Adding that the COWA president, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi’s visit is gratifying to all members of the chapter “and has restored the confidence and hope of sustaining COWA as a support system of our husbands as they they carry out their national assignment.” She also noted that Mrs Adeniyi will perfectly compliment the AG. Comptroller-General of Customs in his bid to strengthen the Service.
Mrs Dera Nnadi revealed that the Commissioning of the rebranded Seme Command Hospital was made possible by the support of the Ag. CGC, Wale Adeniyi who graciously supplied COWA with furniture, television sets, other hospital equipment and drugs to make the refurbishment a reality.
The Seme Chapter COWA Chairman also informed that in line with supporting the. CGC’s call for partnership with their host communities, COWA president also flagged-off a medical outreach in Zango community in Seme led by the zonal the Medical Director, Comptroller Dr. Roland Nwankwo, who conducted checks and administered drugs on members of the communities.
The chairman also highlighted the support given to the group by the Seme Customs Command Controller, Comptroller Dera Nnadi.
In her words, “Comptroller Dera Nnadi has played a tremendous role in his determination and constant efforts to ensure we succeed as a body. Through his support we were able to identify some issues and took some measures to address them. This has resulted in some modest success Seme Chapter recorded since my assumption of office,” she stated.
Some of the achievements as mentioned are:
Visit to Atinuke challenged persons homes and orphanage where they donated cash, foodstuffs, beverages and medicaments. Visit to Badagry General Hospital, where cash donations were made, COWA also paid medical bills of some patients who were not discharged because of their ability to pay hospital bills. They also visited Zango Community and their neighbours and offered free medical treatments. Others as enumerated, are: Renovation of the Area Command Clinic, renovation of the sentry post, the sentry and entrance gate of the barracks, installation of 30 solar powered street light in the barrack and planting of 150 Coconut trees in the ECOWAS Joint Border Posts premises.
Mrs Nnadi thanked all those who contributed to the success of COWA, culminating in this celebration.
In her words, ” achievements have no value if you leave behind the people to celebrate with, for this reason we thank you Madam president for donating the Solar powered light which has been installed in our Clinic. By this kind gesture of yours, we now have 24 hours uninterrupted power supply at the Clinic.”
Continuing, she said, ” achievements of today are the steppingstone for the future ones. It is little keys that open up the doors. I urge my members to put in more efforts, achieve more and to support the National President to ensure COWA stands the test of time,” she advised.
She thanked the CGC for his support to COWA and all those who supported both in kind and cash to the progress this event.