• Thursday, July 25, 2024
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FG tasks lawmakers to make better laws for widows

Honouring International Widows Day: A call for justice and support

The Federal Government on Monday called on the Nigerian lawmakers at all levels to legislate against all oppressive and injurious laws standing against widows in the country.

The minister of women’s affairs and social development, Zainab Maina, made the call at an event to commemorate the International Widows Day in Abuja.

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She said that it was also important for all Nigerians to collectively work together to improve the well being of the Nigerian widows and their children.

“I wish to encourage that all Nigerians individually and collectively spare a thought for Nigerian widows to bring about an improvement in the well being of Nigerian widows and their children.

“Specifically, I would like to call on Nigerian lawmakers at the federal and state levels to legislate against all oppressive, injurious and degrading widowhood practices as well as other harmful traditional practices that continue to place women at the lower rung of social and economic ladder”.