No fewer than 1,500 widows in Akure South Local Government Area today benefited from foodstuffs and cash palliatives distributed by the wife of the Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu in commemoration of this year’s celebration of International Widows Day in Akure.
Mrs. Akeredolu who underscored the importance of caring for the widows stressed that the present administration is committed to bettering the lives of widows as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is giving out incentives and other needs that could help them experience a great relief during this period of pandemic.
She further stated that the present administration prioritizes their needs and would continue to put in place measures to make life devoid of grief and more meaningful for them just as she emphasized that the data of widows available to the Government through the Office of the First Lady at www.ondowidows.com were necessary to enable the government plan, manage and evenly distribute resources to the widows in the State.
At the Akure South Local Government Secretariat, venue of the distribution, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Research & Documentation, Mrs. Tope Daniyan applauded Mrs. Akeredolu for the gesture restating her passion for women development through her numerous initiatives.
According to her, the respective bank account of the Widows will be credited aside the foodstuff palliatives handed out to them.
Some of the items distributed include rice, beans, garri, noodles, spaghetti among others to the widows to help cushion the effect of partial lock down.
The distribution of the palliative is expected to continue throughout the 18 local government areas of the state.