The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Wednesday described the wives of Nigeria’s military officers as the “ real heroes’’ in the efforts to secure the territorial integrity of the country.
The traditional ruler said this when Mrs Omobolanle Olonisakin, the President of the Defence and Police Officer’s Wives Association (DEPOWA), led members on a courtesy visit to him in his palace.
“The wives of military officers are the real heroes in securing lives and property in the country.
“You consistently support your husbands and also ensure the management of the home front in their absence while busy keeping the country safe.
“ These are the reasons the men can serve with focus.
“ I want to also appreciate the association for giving honour to whom honour is due. I also urge you all to be patient with your spouses, do not pick quarrels with them but always support them, ” he said.
Olonisakin, who earlier disclosed that she was born and brought up in Ibadan, commended the monarch for ensuring peaceful coexistence in the state.
“Because we are in Ibadan, we decided to give honour to whom honour is due and to also take advice from the elders,’’ she added.
She said that the association made up of wives of military officers and the police had been rendering humanitarian services to the needy in the society.