The wife of the Chief of Naval Staff and President, Naval Officers Wives’ Association (NOWA), has called on all personnel of the Nigerian Navy to ensure they put their homes in order by writing their will, to avoid frictions in their families after their demise.
The NOWA president made the call while speaking to journalists at a one-day seminar on “Health and the importance of making a will,” on Monday in Lagos, organised as part of the activities lined up for the 63rd anniversary of the Nigerian Navy.
Mrs Ibas said: “Without health, you cannot live long, so you need to take care of your health.
“If you want to live long and take care of your responsibility, then you have to take care of your health.
“When death comes because it is inevitable, the woman who is left behind to cater for the children finds it difficult to cope with the problems left behind.
“So, I will advise everybody to write a will because that will help. Nobody prays for death but it can come anytime.
“So, it’s good to know what you think; it should be when you are not in this world anymore.”
Earlier in her welcome address, she said that NOWA was committed to actively raising the quality of life of the naval family as well as strengthening family ties.
“It is in this regard that we have carefully considered the need to organise a seminar such as this to further remind us of our commitments to our own health and our families.
“This seminar topics are contemporary and relevant to our society; the topic on health is therefore aimed at encouraging us to take personal responsibilities and be partners in our own health,’’ she said.
Also speaking, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette Ibas, advised officers to regularly go for health check up to be fit physically and mentally.
Ibas, who was represented by the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, also advised the personnel to ensure they wrote their will in time for the sake of their families.