Organisation Fetes 96 Widows in Enugu

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In demonstration of the importance of women as special creations, members of the Battle Axe Women Fellowship International, BAWFI, organized a reception to recognize widows and draw global attention to their plight.
The association also used the occasion to treat them to a party and shower them with gift items. The event is organized annually.
In her presidential address to mark the celebration of motherhood 2022, the international president of the organization, Dr. Linda Oge Okoye, said the problem of widows has become a global challenge and urged the federal and state governments to introduce social security allowance to ameliorate their problem.
Okoye stated that the harsh economic climate in the country has worsened their condition and made it extremely difficult for them to survive as many of them could no longer afford a meal a day, not to talk of shelter. The theme for this year’s celebration of motherhood is “women of influence”.
Speaking at the Living Praise Worship Centre for all nations, Ugwuaji Road, Independence Layout Enugu venue of the event yesterday, the BAWFI boss noted that the introduction of social security for widows in the country has become inevitable if they must survive, even as she called on corporate Nigeria and multinationals to introduce measures to assist widows such as low cost housing for the poor.
On the 2023 general electrons Dr. Oge Okoye, former dean of the faculty dentistry University of Nigeria Nsukka, called on women to get their PVC, adding that it was only through voting that Nigerians could install the candidate of their choice.
She explained that the group was established with the objective of raising and grooming women into greatness to serve as instrument of change in our society, stressing that “every woman is a sharpened instrument in God’s hands.
In her remarks, the guest speaker, Pastor Esther Okorie of the Christ Winners Church, Lagos, challenged women to create a change wherever they are, love their husbands and draw people closer to God.
While describing motherhood as a mystery, Pastor Okorie told the widows never to stay idle but to always engage themselves in any economic activity to generate income.
Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of gift items to the over 96 widows in attendance.
The spiritual director of the Living Praise Worship Centre for All nations, Enugu, Pastor Emeka Okoye, the Oracle, was among the cream of the clergy who graced the occasion.


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