VON, DEPOWA partner on humanitarian services, drum support for Armed Forces

The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mallam Jibrin Baba Ndace, has lauded members of Defence and Police Officers’ Wife Association (DEPOWA) for their support to their spouses in the fight against terrorism, banditry and other forms of insecurity in the country.
According to him, “No General can do well if the home front is in disarray. “

Ndace who stated this Thursday when he led management staff of VON on a courtesy call on the DEPOWA president Mrs Aghogho Christopher Musa, commended the association for keeping the home front in order.
“I am here to commend DEPOWA for its humanitarian activities and to let the world know that when you see a general doing well in the war front it his because the home front is being taken care of.
“I want to commend you for your support to your spouses, the Armed Forces of Nigeria and by extension the nation.
“I also want let you know that Nigerians appreciate the good works that our competent and combatants troops are doing. Don’t worry about the few voices that feel otherwise. The majority of Nigerians are proud of what our gallant troops are doing in the battle field,” he said.
Ndace charged Nigerians to respect personnel of the armed forces and refrain from spreading false information about them.
“Some officers have not seen their families for a while. Some even paid the supreme price. Only God will bless them.

“I also want to call on Nigerians to appreciate and respect our armed forces. Let’s respect our combatants’ armed forces who put their lives on the line.

The DG also restated the commitment of VON to partner with DEPOWA to project its humanitarian activities to families for fallen heroes, barracks youth, injured in battle soldiers and vulnerable people in the society.

He said VON was established to tell and shape the narrative of Nigeria, Nigerians, Africa and Africans, including the Nigerian Armed Forces and DEPOWA.

“We do these by broadcasting in eight languages such as English, French, Arabic, Swahili, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Fulfulde.

“We are also talking with Chinese Embassy to start broadcast in Madarin and other foreign languages.

“As D-G, working with my team, we have decided that we will be intentional and unapologetic in narrating the Nigerian stories, including the positive work that DEPOWA is doing for the youths and women in the barracks.

“I also want to commend you for all the works you are doing for widows in the country. You have a willing partner in VON, to partner and cover all your activities.

“President Bola Tinubu is committed to ensuring that the armed forces are given the best motivation and logistics to deliver on their mandate.’’