A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Rock of Ages Empowerment Foundation (RAEF), yesterday urged the Federal Government to consider the plight of widows in the country and to enact deliberate policies that will address their appalling condition.
The call came the NGO gave out over N 7 million to 276 widows in the Federal Capital Territory, as part of its contribution to assuage their plight.
The founder of the Foundation, Evangelist Ignatius Newman Ezeigbo,urged the Federal Government to initiate policies and programmes that will take care of the overall welfare of widows and other vulnerable groups in the society.
“There should be enlightenment programmes on issues relating to the widows’ health, as most of these women die of diseases that could have been averted, assuming that those diseases were detected early. The Federal Ministry of Health should take up the primary health care services to where these women can have easy access to them at a highly subsidised rate,” he said.