The Nigeria Association Of Women Journalists, NAWOJ in Ondo state has empowered fifty widows in commemoration of this year’s Imternational Widows day.

From left, Mrs Tola Gbadamosi (NAWOJ) Chairperson, Mrs Oke, Adeola Adekunle and Mrs Yinka Oliwatuyi


The event which took place at the NUJ press centre was an opportunity for the widows to come together and be celebrated.

Dr Daisi Olusola-Oke

Chairman at the Occasion and wife of Omdo APC Chieftain, Mrs Daisi Oke enjoined the widows not to be despair but see their current situation as a challenge to work hard and make the lives their children better.

Mrs Nnenna Sotonwa

Mrs Oke who also charged the widows to be self reliant and shun any act that could bring shame to them commended NAWOJ for its kind gestures to the widows.

NAWOJ National Fin Sec, Adeola Adekunle

The Acting Chairperson, Ondo NAWOJ, Mrs Tola Gbadamosi said the widows deserved to be celebrated for them to have a sense of belonging in the society after losing their spouses, promising that the association would continue to identify with and support them especially as the country continue to grasp with economic challenges.

The widows dancing

Also speaking, NAWOJ National Financial Secretary, Adeola Adekunle restated the commitment of women journalists to fighting the course of widows and the down trodden in the society.

Three of the widows, Mrs Feyisara Abiade, Mrs Nnena Sotonwa and Mrs Yinka Oluwatuyi admonished their colleagues to empower themselves with different skills to enable them cater for their children and also make something better out of their lives.

Items distributed to the widows

The widows who went home with different foodstuffs and cash gift appreciated NAWOJ for bringing succour to them.





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