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Cross River: Over 5,000 widows seeks government help

Widows in Cross River State have called on the Government and other public spirited individuals to help them in their bid to become self reliant, following the daily hardships they faced due to the non-implementation of the windows rights law.

This is just as traditional rulers and religious leaders also called on government to provide a platform for widows to interact and engage themselves calling on families to stop Unholy treatment against widows in Cross River State.

Speaking during a meeting in Calabar, a human rights lawyer, Ima-Nsa Adgoke while explaining the plight of widows in the state, said women especially young ones who lost their husbands in Cross River state have been on the increase, a development she says called for collaborations to provide them sources of living.

The paramount Ruler of Biase Local Government Area, Nicholas Odim and a religious leader, Nick Eze called for collective efforts in changing the lives of widows for the better. According to information presented by the human rights lawyer, over fifty thousand widows have registered in Cross River, a development Adegoke described as worrisome.

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