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Osun Deputy Governor’s wife calls for legislation to protect Nigerian widows



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The spouse of the Osun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Oyefunke Alabi, has referred to as on the ninth Nationwide Meeting to provide you with laws aimed toward defending widows in Nigeria.

She posited that hundreds of widows have been being subjected to intimidation and victimization, making it tough for them to adequately cater for his or her kids.

She additionally referred to as for abrogation of some harmful conventional practices that are inclined to relegate widows to the background and deprive them of a way of belongings of their instant communities.

Mrs. Alabi made the remarks at Ikire on Wednesday, throughout a get-together and presentation of presents to a whole lot of widows from the three Native Governments that represent Irewole Federal Constituency.

She added that the gesture was in tandem with the essence of Easter celebration, which based on her is the spirit of affection.


She stated, “It’s my nice pleasure to play host once more to this crucial section of our society, within the temper of Easter celebration, as a fascinating discussion board for sober reflection on the loss of life and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“You’ll agree with me that the essence of the loss of life of Jesus Christ for mankind is LOVE, so it is very important proceed to indicate love to 1 one other in the identical means our Lord Jesus Christ did.

“Nevertheless, the composition of recent society has been so hostile to some widows, coupled with harmful conventional practices, most particularly in Africa, wherein ladies have been subjected to hardship and maltreatment after the loss of life of their husbands.

“I’m due to this fact urging the ninth Nationwide Meeting to provide you with laws to criminalize intimidation and victimization of widows. We should always all agree that the extra widows are protected and empowered, the higher for our society.

Osun Deputy Governor’s spouse requires laws to guard Nigerian widows


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