Nasarawa First Lady Reiterates Commitment To Fight Against All Forms Of Violence Against Women
Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi A. Sule reaffirms her commitment to the against all forms of violence against women.
Hajiya Silifat stated this during the distribution of palliatives to widows organised by the traditional ruler of Nku Community in Akwanga Local Government, Chin Nku, Habila Adamu Aboki on Sunday.
She condemned the tradition that a man will take over a widow as wife which in most cases happens forcefully, saying it is barbaric and should no longer be condoned in any community.
“In order to support the widows of this community, I will donate one million naira for you to engage in petty businesses that will keep you going and provide food for you and your children”. Hajiya Silifat added.
The First Lady who is also the Jaruman Nku while calling on the women to be industrious, charged them to invest the money donated them to enhance their living conditions and those of the orphans lefts behind by their late husbands.
Speaking, the Chin Nku, Mr Habila Adamu Aboki says he is motivated by the plight of the widows hence his resolve to provide them with the palliatives to cushion their hardship.
The traditional ruler emphasised that he had concluded arrangements with a team of lawyers to take legal actions against anyone found forcing a widow into marriage in all the ten communities that make up the Nku Chiefdom.
Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi A. Sule frowns at the manner in which girls hawk along highways in the state.
Hajiya Silifat Sule while reacting to the death of one Maryam who was hit down by a truck along Akwanga-Keffi highway on Sunday said apart from the danger of being hit by vehicles, hawking exposes girls to other vices as rape, prostitution, cultism and even armed robbery.