Pay attention to widows, NGO urges govt




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IBADAN – Alhaja Fadhilah Balogun, Founder of Channel For Widow Relief Initiative (CFWRI), on advised government to pay attention to plight of widows in country.
Balogun gave advice  at a  three-day empowerment programme on poultry keeping organised by .
She said  government needed to conduct a census of widows in country so as to plan for needs.
Balogun also said many widows suffer after  the of husbands and therefore needed government support.
She also called on governors’ wives   engage  in charitable work to liaise with NGOs involved in assisting widows.
Balogun said CFWRI was established in November 2011 to protect the interest and well being of widows and .
She said that the had 260 registered widows, adding that  many of them had benefited from the ’s empowerment .
The wife of the , Mrs Florence Ajimobi, advised the widows to pay attention to the lecture on poultry keeping in order to be self-reliant.
Represented by a  Deputy in the Ministry of  Women Affairs, Mrs Iyvobose Alabi, Ajimobi said  the programme would also keep the widows engaged.(NAN)