Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) wives have been warned against adding to their husbands’ workload at home.
Kikelomo Adeniyi, president of the Customs Officers Wives Association (COWA), made the recommendation on Friday during a visit to the Ogun 1 Area Command of the NCS in Idiroko.
Mrs. Adeniyi, in her remarks, paid tribute to the NCS officers who risk their lives every day to ensure the safety of commerce in Nigeria and the Nigerian people.
We recognize the risks you take on the job every day as you face off desperate daredevils out on undermining legitimate government revenue collection efforts.
For this reason, I’m urging my fellow COWA members to fully back their husbands at home. Don’t create any extra pressure to your husbands’ lives. Create a safe haven where kids may relax at the end of the day, she urged.
The wife of the acting Comptroller General of Customs explained that she and the other members of COWA were there to brief the Comptroller Bamidele Makinde-led Command on the work of the association, which was founded in 2009 as a non-profit to look out for the interests of Customs officers’ families.
Adeniyi said that another part of COWA’s mandate is to help orphans and the widows and children of fallen Customs agents.
To alleviate the financial strain placed on Customs officers who must pay astronomical tuition to send their children to private schools, we are working to establish the COWA Nursery and Primary School, as well as the COWA Secondary School.
“As spouses and parents, we rely on your help to implement these initiatives that we know will improve the lives of Customs officers and their families.
We’d be really appreciative if you could donate to the group. The COWA president begged that the organization would use the funds responsibly and transparently.
She advised people to stop engaging in the illegal activity of smuggling and tasked COWA members with collaborating with the leaders of border villages to prevent smuggling.