Group launches book on inheritance issues October 11
• Urges men to write Will to protect family members
Nigerian men have been advised to take adequate steps that would ensure issues of inheritance and welfare of their families are resolved while they are still alive.
Co-ordinator, Addo Project, a non-governmental organisation, Mrs. Sandra Oyewole, gave the advice at a pre-press briefing to announce the launching of a book titled “Through The Fire” slated for October 11, 2016 in Lagos.
According to Oyewole, the book, among other things, examined the need for men to make adequate provision for the well-being of their family members in the event of their demise to ensure that their property and estates are not taken over by others while their immediate family members languish in hardship.
She said: “If you have given out your property during your life time, there is no reason to write a Will. But if you have not, you need to write a Will. Your children education must be provided for; your wife must be allowed to receive whatever pension or gratuity you are entitled to in the event of your death from your office. That way, you avoid as much as possible the kind of issues widows in this country are faced with.”
She expressed the hope that organisations dedicated to widows, churches and other stakeholders would spread the message and creates awareness about the plights of widows in the country.