Africans Treat Widows So Badly As If Becoming Widow Was Their Choice___Governor Obaseki
As the world commemorates the International Widows Day, it is imperative to reiterate our administration’s resolve to cater for the welfare and wellbeing of widows, who, in the African context, are confronted with discrimination on all fronts.
From denial of inheritance rights, to being subjected to burial rites on customary grounds, the ordeals and varying degrees of abuses are numerous, as though becoming a widow is the choice of any.
The narrative is changing in Edo State as our commitment to providing social safety nets for vulnerable groups, especially widows in the state, is prioritized as a strategy for sustainable development and desired change.
As a government we are going, past mere talk, to constitute the Edo State Widow Endowment Trust Fund committee, with a view to institutionalize widow care and protection.
@views exclusive rights: Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor, June 23, 2021.
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