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Fuel Subsidy: NGO donates foodstuffs to 300 widows in Kogi



No fewer than 300 widows have received food items in some rural communities of Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi, distributed by an NGO, Doyin and Suzan Foundation.

Speaking at the event on Monday in Isanlu, the Executive Director of the NGO, Chief Mrs Adedoyin Ibikunle-Eshanumi, said the initiative was prompted to ease their hardship.

She said that the present economic hardship caused by fuel subsidy removal called for support.

According to her, women are vulnerable, and widows, who lack visible means of livelihood, are the most affected group.

“We have empowered over 400 widows during the Easter celebration and other festive periods and we will continue to do that as part of our humanitarian services.

“In addition, we have also offered scholarships to children of some of the widows and we will never relent in improving their wellbeing.

”The humanitarian gesture is part of our foundation’s vision to reach out to the indigent and vulnerable in the society, to alleviate their sufferings,” Ibikunle-Eshanumi said.

Some of the beneficiaries, Mrs Serah Abraham, and Mrs Alice Oloniyo, thanked the foundation for its assistance to the widows in the society.

“We pray that God will continue to bless and protect Chief Doyin Ibikunle-Eshanumi for taking care of us and our children,” Oloniyo said.

Items distributed were rice, spaghetti, semovita, maggi, provisions, noodles and salt, among others.

Stephen Adeleye

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