Obaseki Launches N1bn Fund For Widows, Pledges To Deepen Women Participation In Politics

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration plans to launch a N1 billion Fund for widows, whose livelihoods were adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state. He disclosed this while addressing a cross-section of women at an event in Government House, Benin City, to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day with the theme, “Addressing the Vulnerabilities of Women in the COVID-19 Era: Towards Achieving a More Gender Equal and Inclusive Society.” The governor noted that the COVID-19 pandemic affected women especially widows, adding that his adm…

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