The 367-metre road, which was constructed by the association, spans from the beginning of DEPOWA Secretariat through all the other associations’ secretariats, to DIA Staff Quarters and ends at Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Barracks.
Speaking at the commissioning ceremony on Wednesday, Dame Jonathan said that private sector organisations’ cooperation was central to achieving the aims of the Transformation Agenda of her husband.
Jonathan said that the road would serve the interest of members of DEPOWA, the barracks community and other road users.
She said: “The gesture will also provide an evidence of the capability of our women to initiate and execute projects and programmes critical and beneficial to the wellbeing of our nation.’’
“I encourage all associations to emulate the good example of DEPOWA and to contribute their quota to the development of our dear nation.
“DEPOWA should not relent in its good work, and I appeal to users of this road to make good use of it and to ensure that it is properly maintained, ‘’ she added.
Earlier, Apolonia Petinrin, the president of DEPOWA explained that the road was hitherto full of pot holes and dusty, making movement a nightmare.
“DEPOWA discovered that the road was causing hardship for the users, especially women and children in the barracks.
“It was the compassion for the less privileged in this community that led the association into improving the condition of the road.
“We sought assistance from our immediate constituencies – the armed forces and the police to embark on this project,’’ she said.