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query_builder May 17, 2018 14:12:52

By Gloria Anaeze

Onitsha, May 17, 2018 (MOI) Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar in collaboration with Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) organised a N20million school project for the police children school at Onitsha.

The fund-raising ceremony which took place last weekend at the Central Police Station (CPS) field, Onitsha attracted dignitaries and notable industrialists, who donated toward the project.

In a speech, Mr Umar urged well-meaning people in the state to see their donations toward the school as a call to duty.

He said that by renovating, the dilapidated school block would reduce the sufferings of pupils and staff of the school.

Umar said that if the project was actualised, the pupils would enjoy their studies in comfortable environment.

``Money realised during the event will be judiciously utilised. Any donation that has been made here, is not of the police,’’ the police commissioner said.

Chair POWA Anambra State, Hajia Khadizar Umar said her organisation was moved to seek the donation, when they received information concerning the dilapidated police children’s school.

She commended the donors and prayed God to bless them.

In a remark, representative of Gov. Willie Obiano and Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha noted that the governor was excited to hear that POWA was contributing toward the welfare of school children in the state.

``The governor has pledged to support the construction of the project.’’

Dignitaries that attended the event include: Mr Ike Okonkwo (Onwa Ifitedunu) who was the chief launcher, Dozzy Oil and Gas, Godwin Okeke (GUO), who was represented by the wife, Lady Pat Okeke, DPO’s and other notable personalities.

There were musical performances by the Police Band, pupils of police children school, Onitsha, and solo musical rendition by a police sergeant. (MOI)