Ashimolowo fetes widows in Osun
The clergy’s widows charity programme, holds at the beginning of every year and he has been consistent with it for the past 13 years in Ode Omu town.
This year was not an exception as 12,000 widows gathered at the premises of Kings University, Ode Omu to collect their Christmas and New Year gifts of Ankara fabrics, money and packs of food.
One of the recipients, who could not stop dancing to the music provided by Mrs. Folake Oyebanji, popularly called Opelope Anointing said it was her third time of being at the programme and she had never been disappointed.
She said, “I am very happy. I come here every year and I don’t regret it. Ashimolowo has been generous and kind to us. We don’t stress ourselves. We are gifted with clothes, money and food. God will bless him.”
The testimony of another widow, Deborah Falore and many others was not different from that of Oyebanji.
According to Ashimolowo, “A lot of our state governors are not in touch with the people, they are not sensitive to the people. The reason some of them are widows was that their husbands died of malaria; a health challenge that can be cured with a meager amount.”
He added: “2018 is our last widow’s event. We want to start something that is all embracing. We want to hold a meeting called Christ Compassion with the Rural. We will go to rural areas with food for 50,000, clothes for 50,000 and medicine for 50,000 people. We hope that it will happen this year. Following the footsteps of Winston Churchill that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
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