Mrs Otti Condemns Obnoxious Widowhood Practices In Commemoration Of the 2024 International Widows Day Celebration

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The Wife of Abia State Governor,Mrs Priscilla Otti has warned that the law would catch up with anyone troubling widows in the State with outdated Traditional practices

Mrs Otti who stated this  in an event to commemorate the 2024 International Widows day celebration held at JAAC building Ogurube layout in Umuahia, condemned all obnoxious widowhood practices, adding that her office is always open and ready to protect the right of widows under compulsion to engage in unwholesome practices to mourn their spouses.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s event titled; “Land Rights For Widows” Mrs Otti represented by wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Adaeze Emetu, expressed plans to support about 500 indigent widows through micro finance loans, healthcare services, skill development and vocational training, computer literacy programs, adult education, cooperatives and legal assistance among others.

The event which featured lectures from keynote speakers, also witnessed the distribution of food items and empowerment of 51 indigent widows selected from the 17 LGAs of the State.