By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
The wife of Kaduna State Governor, Architect Hadiza Isma el-Rufai, on Saturday urged the public to always support, encourage and pray for widows and orphans in the society.
Arctitect Hadiza Isma el-Rufai, made the appeal at her resident when she hosted widows and orphans during the fast-breaking in Kaduna.
She noted that, “in the society no class of people require more attention and patronage than widows and orphans.
According to her, “these people probably found themselves in the unfortunate situation, adding that many of those widows carter for their children alone without any support from their extended family.
‘‘Widowhood is a tough challenge and being orphaned is a trauma and agony for children in the prime of their lives, she said.
”Life can truly be lonely for the widow, just as it can be for the orphan. This is why they need as much companionship and welfare assistance as they can ever get, ” she explained.
She commended the organizations, NGOs, and individuals who have made life easier for widows and orphans, giving consideration to their welfare in the society.
Hadiza assured the widows and orphans that they would never be abandoned.
Explaining further, she said different forms of economic empowerment were being pursued for them through their organizations, “make sure you identify yourself with NGO’s under Ministry of Women Affairs,” she advised.
The delegation of widows and orphans at the fast-breaking, appreciated the wife of the State Governor for her kind gesture to them, they prayed for the progress of the state.