More than 100 widows were given relief packages to celebrate Christmas in a way to put a smile on the faces of widows living in Yaba local government area of Lagos.
The relief package including rice, beans, spaghetti, groundnut oil, cash gift among others as part of an effort to alleviate poverty.
Giving the relief materials, a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Gender Economic Initiative, CGE Africa, in partnership with Yaba Local Council Development Area, LCDA, disclosed that the relief package included a day meal for widows and their families to celebrate Christmas season.
In his welcome address, the Executive Chairman, Yaba LCDA, Mr Kayode Omiyale commended the effort of the organisation for giving out relief packages to elderly women. Represented by his Chief of Staff, Olanrewaju Ilori, he explained that, most elderly women were majorly traumatised during the coronavirus pandemic adding that the challenges encountered were unimaginable.