Waziri seeks bet­ter treat­ment for wid­ows

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

Wid­ows should be treated with hon­our and dig­nity not hu­mil­i­ated and frus­trated, Ha­jiya Mariya Waziri , North west del­e­gate from Kebbi state has said.

“A widow in pains de­serves con­so­la­tion, not hu­mil­i­a­tion. The wicked act of throw­ing her out is un­godly, in­hu­man, out­dated and wicked­ness. I con­demn it with all my heart.”

Speak­ing yes­ter­day at the ple­nary of the con­fer­ence, Waziri said the in­hu­man treat­ment of wid­ows by their in-laws in some ar­eas in south­ern parts of the coun­try should stop.

She said “God has blessed Nigeria with great women; in­tel­li­gent women; pa­tri­otic; de­ter­mined and coura­geous women. We must give women more op­por­tu­ni­ties, col­lab­o­rate with them and tap into their won­der­ful po­ten­tials. To do all these, women must be ed­u­cated.”

The del­e­gate also spoke about the one­ness of Nigeria and why women ed­u­ca­tion should be given a pri­or­ity by govern­ment at all lev­els.

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