Wife of Ikwo Local Government Council Chairman, Mrs. Perpetual Nnabo has called on women of the area to embrace the virtues of love and peaceful coexistence which the season of Christmas symbolizes as she celebrates Christmas with widows and less privileged.
Mrs. Nnabo made the call during the Christmas party organized for the widows and the less privileged at Onuebonyi Achara, the council headquarters.
Over 200 widows drawn from the 20 electoral wards of Ikwo were presented with gift items including bags of rice, wrapper, detergents, and token of money.
Mrs. Nnabo explained that the event was put together to complement efforts of the wife of the state Governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi in giving succor to the widows and the destitute and urged them to use the celebration to reach out to others who are in distress at this period.
She said that despite the economic challenges, Ikwo as a council area was making progress and enjoined the widows not to lose faith in their belief that they would experience better days in the future.
Mrs. Nnabo while calling for all hands to be on deck in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Ikwo, said Christmas is a season that explains God’s love for mankind and exemplary scarifies people should emulate in their relationship with their neighbors irrespective of status and creed.
The chairman of the event, Mrs. Monic Ogada advocated the empowerment of girl children through education and skill acquisition to curtail some of the challenges being faced by women in their marriages and she pleaded with the widows to desist from acts capable of worsening their situation.
Reverend Johnson Izikwe of Presbyterian church of Nigeria Izhia Parish, Ohaukwu, advised the widows not to be deterred by the death of their husbands, saying God will continue to care and provide for them at the time of their needs.
Mrs. Juliet Orogwu thanked the organizer of the party, Mrs. John Nnabo for putting smiles on their faces.