By SundiataPOST, Abuja
A group, known as ‘Service Women and Good Governance (SWAGG)’, has urged Nigerians to show love to orphans by adopting and supporting them.
The Leader of the group, Miss Omasan Buwa, made the call on Wednesday in Asaba during a courtesy visit to the Delta Commissioner for Works, Mr Funkekeme Solomon.
Buwa, who is also the Special Assistant on matters affecting the Pysically Challenged Persons to Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, said adopting orphans would make them become useful members of the society. She said that the culture of adoption was not popular in our society, but urged families to embrace the practice since it would be beneficial to the orphans.
She said that the organisation would host orphans in Asaba to a special party on Dec. 19 where they would interact with Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Buwa said that such interaction would enable the orphans to have a sense of belonging and appreciation.
She also said that each member of the 15-member group would on that day adopt one of the orphans to show them love.
She said the gesture would encourage other members of the society to engage in such humanitarian gestures.
Buwa said that the group, made up of female political aides to the governor and commissioners in the state, was aimed at touching the lives of the less privileged persons in the state.
Buwa, also a former Miss Nigeria, said that the group would also use the medium to educate young girls on the danger of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS.
Responding, Solomon urged the women to ensure a peaceful and successful transition in the state, saying “our women appointed into positions have not done enough to justify their appointments’’.