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COVID-19: ROSF donates monies to widows, orphans 


Folorunsho Alakija. Photo: NAIRAMETRICS

To bring succour to the less privileged, Rose of Sharon Foundation (RoSF) has given each of its registered widows and orphans in the country’s six geopolitical zones N25, 000 in the wake of coronavirus challenges.

Following the outbreak of the virus, low-income earners are adversely affected by the health and safety policies instituted by the Federal and State Governments. 

According to the founder, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, the distribution which covers the North Central, Northwest, Northeast, South-south, Southeast and Southwest of the country was to ensure none of their beneficiaries goeses hungry, as 90 per cent of these dependents’ daily income is derived from small trading activities.


“Widows are vulnerable as they have to take care of their families as sole breadwinners, and orphans have to fend for themselves.  

“ROSF is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on alleviating the plight of widows and orphans. We design and execute programmes that give financial independence and educational opportunities to widows, their children and orphans. Together, these programmes build on the Foundation’s mission and values, responding to the challenges faced by widows and orphans,” she said. 

Alakija called on Nigerians to rise up to the occasion, reach out and touch those who are vulnerable to the pandemic.


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