Ekiti First Lady unveils WAOH, empowers 350 widows, 25 students

* The tools and support given to you today are to improve your quality of lives

By John Odunjo

Wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji, has presented empowerment materials to 350 indigent widows in the state to assist them attain self-sufficiency.

The governor’s wife also handed over N100,000 cheque each to 25 indigent students as scholarship for unhindered access to education.

The First Lady, who made the presentations during the official unveiling of her project, Widow and Orphans Hope Project on Thursday, said the initiative was “to make a possible difference in the life of the vulnerable people in the state.

The governor’s wife, who said over 30,000 widows and 2,000 orphans had been registered in the state, urged people to bend to the needs of widows and orphans to touch them positively with their means.

She said that the 350 widows were empowered with materials including sowing machines, processing machines, refrigerator, grinding machine, feeding allowance and raw food for the aged widows, among others.

Oyebanji told them, “The tools and support given to you today are to improve your quality of lives.

“All the 25 students given N100,000 as scholarship are pursing high degrees in various institutions in Nigeria”.

She added that she had earlier given 350 orphaned school children school bags with mathematical sets, note books, water bottles, among others before today.


The First Lady clarified that WAOH was not government sponsored but demonstration of her unweaving dedication to aiding vulnerable in society.

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