Killings: Benue lawmaker decries increasing number of widows, orphans

Killings: Benue lawmaker decries increasing number of widows, orphans

- Mrs Ngohemba Agaigbe, a member of the Benue Assembly said the increasing number of widows and orphans in the society is as a result of killing in some parts of Nigeria

- Agaigbe appealed to people in privileged positions to undertake the training of orphans in their communities as their primary responsibilities

- She noted that many orphans were brilliant and intelligent, adding that if given quality education, they could be of immense benefit to the society

Mrs Ngohemba Agaigbe, a member of the Benue Assembly on Friday, May 4, condemned some reports that claim that the increasing number of widows and orphans in the society is due to a large number of killings across the country.

News Agency of Nigeria reports Agaigbe who made this known in Makurdi said the orphans needed care and education because most of them have nobody to take care of them.

She noted that many orphans were brilliant and intelligent, adding that if given quality education, they could be of immense benefit to the society.

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She appealed to people in privileged positions to undertake the training of orphans in their communities as their primary responsibilities.

According to her, “It is my sincere and humble desire that I see them through to university education. Anytime that their schools resume and I haven’t paid school fees, I hardly have sound sleep nor enjoy my meals.

“I am doing this from the depth of my heart and I pay their fees with joy because I know I am touching lives. I do not only pay their fees but I buy all their requirements in school.

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“What I am doing is not scholarship because I buy virtually everything they need in school from pencil to the highest thing.

“I pray God to continue to give me the power to adequately take care of them, especially seeing them through their university education.’’

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