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FG distributes palliatives to vulnerable women in Anambra



FEDERAL Ministry of Women Affairs, in conjunction with the United Nations Women Partnership on Palliative has distributed some items to vulnerable women affected by COVID-19 pandemic in Anambra State.

 The event, which took place at the Women’s Development Center, Awka, Anambra State, witnessed over 180 women chosen from selected communities and associations in Anambra State.

 The women include widows, unemployed and other grades of women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Distribution of the items was made through the Anambra State’s Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.

 Some of the items distributed include 180 bags of 10 kg rice, 180 cartons of noodles, 180 gallons of palm oil, 180 packets of seasoning cube,180 sachets of garri, among other food Items.

  Speaking at the event, the Minister for Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, admonished the women to assist the government to preach about the dangers associated with COVID-19.

 Tallen enjoined the women to always observing strictly the COVID-19 protocols as directed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

  The minister, who was represented by the state’s Commissioner for Women’s Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, explained that the federal and state government, as well as private sector experienced indelible set back, which equally affected revenue generation across the country.

  In her words: ” You will remember that at a point, the entire country was on lockdown and nothing was moving. We know how it affected us that work with the government. We also imagined its effects on our less privilege women.”

  One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Agnes Nebolisa, 80, from Umujagwo Village, Awka, in Awka South LGA, expressed her gratitude to those who made the event possible.

  “I pray for special God’s blessings to the Honorable Minister, our president, Mohammed Buhari and everyone who made this possible.” Mrs Umujagwo stated.

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