Ambode’s wife advises widows to work hard
THE wife of the Lagos State governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has identified closeness to God and a resolve to succeed, as the only formula for widows to live happily and be fulfilled. She said this at the IWS Skills Acquisition Centre, Lekki, where the International Women’s Society, had organised a New Year feast for 100 widows.
Bolanle, who urged the widows not to succumb to the many daunting challenges that accompany widowhood, advised them to hold on to God and face the future with determination, for a happy and fulfilled living. She further advised them to ensure they have a regular means of livelihood, through work or vocational skills, to take care of sundry responsibilities.
She commended members of the Widows Trust Fund for ensuring the success of the yearly feast, and prayed that God would greatly reward their kindness and generosity.
Speaking earlier, the chairperson of Widows Trust Fund, Mrs. Gbemi Shasore, disclosed that the IWS had been caring for widows’ plight since 1998. She noted that though widowhood is an extremely challenging condition, they can turn their grief into hope.
Highlights of the event included the nomination of 10 widows for further skills acquisition sponsored by Mrs . Ambode, aside her donation of other items to the widows.