COAS WIFE, SALAMATU YAHAYA LAUNCHES BOOK TO STRENGTHEN NAOWA
By Trek Africa Newspaper
The First Lady Sen Dr Oluremi Tinubu, Professor Asabe Kabir Usman of the Faculty of Arts, Usman Danfodo University Sokoto, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya and other renown academicians as well as eminent Nigerians have commended the President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association(NAOWA) Mrs Salamatu Faruk Yahaya.
The Commendations were made during the official launch of the book, authored by the President NAOWA Mrs Salamatu F Yahaya titled “Strengthening the NAOWA Narrative” held at NAOWA Event Centre Asokoro on 17th June 2023.
In her remarks, the Special Guest of Honour Her Excellency, Sen Dr Oluremi Tinubu represented by Sen (Prof) Nora Daddut commended the President NAOWA for putting down her wealth of experience in the book which is a great leadership blue print that would inspire and empower future leaders of the Association to build on the legacies of their predecessors.
She also commended the NAOWA President for the laudable projects executed across the barracks and the society at large which has created several opportunities for the youth and vulnerable groups in the society.
Speaking at the event, Prof Asabe Kabir the Book Reviewer commended the Author and noted that the book is not just a literary work but a master piece which every success driven oriented person should have in his library, particularly young future leaders, adding that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya should be praised for being a strong support pillar to the President NAOWA.
In his remark the COAS while appreciating NAOWA noted that it is an Association of Honor and Valor of Wives of Nigerian Army Officers’ who have come together to encourage unity and promote cordial relationship among members of the military family ,adding that NAOWA has remained committed in adding value to lives within and outside the barracks community.
The COAS urged all members of the association to continue building on the legacies inherited by them while mentoring the young ones coming behind them. He commended the author for a well done job which he said would provide the needed guide and blue print for yet to be NAOWA leaders.
Also In her remarks, the President NAOWA, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya appreciated the contributions and support of all present at the event. She said the book was born out of her desire to provide a guide for future leaders of the association, document history and to recognize the hard work of her predecessors considering how far the association have evolved over the years from just a philanthropic organisation to a formidable institution of repute which has continue to uplift the lives of its members and the entire society.
She added that the book touches upon the essence of NAOWA as an association addressing fundamental issues around leadership and followership in the association. “It is also to serve as an achive immortalizing important events in the history of NAOWA.
The Book Launch featured displays by the cultural troupe of the National Youth Service Corp and a playlet by the NAOWA College students.
Climax of the event was the book launch by eminent Nigerians among whom were Dr Mrs Maryam Abacha,Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu Chairman/CEO BUA Group, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff. Former Presidents of NAOWA, others were captains of industries,friends from the organised private sectors, Technocrats, reps of former Governors, wives of Yobe and Taraba state Governors, presentation of souvenirs and group photographs.