Wife of ex-Naval Chief, Gambo opens shopping complex in Lagos
The wife of a former Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Dr Nana Gambo, on Thursday inaugurated a 24-unit shopping complex in the Okokomaiko area of Lagos State.
Speaking at the inauguration, Gambo called for more unity among officers’ wives to promote peace.
She said the complex would further strengthen the bonds that made the community resilient.
Gambo, also the National President, Naval Officers’ Wives Association (NOWA), added that the complex would empower its members and foster unity among naval families.
“Today, we gather to celebrate the culmination of our vision and collective efforts, which have materialised into this remarkable shopping complex.
“This complex holds tremendous significance for our community and the families of our brave naval officers since the demolition of the previous NOWA market due to the road expansion.
“It symbolises not just a physical structure, but also the embodiment of our unwavering commitment to enhance the quality of life for our naval families and serve as a hub for our community.
“This is also a significant milestone in our journey toward empowering our members and fostering unity among our naval families,” she said.
Gambo said the complex was not just a place for commerce, but a sanctuary for solace, new friendships, and bonds that make the community resilient.
She noted that the strategic location of the shopping complex would bring profitable income to the shop owners’ due to its accessibility.
“I envisioned a vibrant marketplace that will cater to the diverse needs of our community and also meeting the holistic needs of our community members.
“I want to encourage all prospective shop owners to explore the various offerings within this complex, connect with one another and embrace the spirit of unity and support that defines our naval community.
“Together, you can build an environment that fosters growth, wellbeing, and happiness for our families,” she said.
She appreciated her husband, the immediate past CNS, Vice-Adm. Awwal Gambo, for his tireless and unrelenting support for the successes NOWA had recorded under her watch.
The Special Guest of Honour at the event, Mrs Betty Ombu, during her speech, congratulated NOWA for the completion of the project.
Ombu said the edifice would bring more economic progress to the Okoko community.
She added that the inauguration of the complex symbolises the spirit of unity among NOWA by contributing their time and resources to ensure the project was completed.
She advised the occupants of the complex to maintain the edifice, adding that the complex would positively affect their families and the community, as a whole.
The reports gathered that the edifice with the landscaping is located on a land area of 1,125 square-metres.