NGO vows to reduce sufferings, abuse of widows, orphans in South- East, South -South

Posted by Charles Iwuoha, Enugu | 29 June 2018 | 1,207 times

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A non-governmental organization, Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE), has vowed to fight incessant abuse and humiliation of widows and orphans in most communities in Nigeria, especially in South-East and South-South geopolitical zones of the country.

The organisation said it has empowered over five hindered widows and orphans in four states of Anambra, Imo, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states to reduce their sufferings.

The Improvement Manager, Mr. Nwafor Okechukwu, made this known in a press statement issued and made available to Journalists, said the organisation which started in 2004 has rescued many widows and orphans from the hands of their oppressors.

He noted that the organisation which has its head office in Abuja, is currently partnering with United Nations, (USAID), to execute some projects in four states of the federation, target at reducing the sufferings of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nigeria.

“Our organisation is into Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project, and we are currently doing LOPIN2 Project in 4 states namely Anambra, Imo, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.

“We have equally empowered over 500 less privileged persons that are selected from the above-stated states, apart from the LOPIN2 project which is a five-year project that is funded by United Nations, USAID,” he stated.

Nwafor, however, felicitated with widows and orphans in Nigeria as they observed the international widows day which took place at the weekend.

“It was a day set aside to talk about widowhood issues in the community. WEWE joins the international community to say that widows right abuse should end,” he added.

Source: News Express

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