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The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ondo State Chapter today distributed cash and food items to some widows in the state.
The gesture is part of the association’s contributions to cushion the effects of the sit at home directive of government aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
NAWOJ Chairperson in the state, Mrs Doris Olumoko, explained that the gesture was to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on the selected widows.
According to Olumoko, the widows were selected because some of them depend on their daily income to feed their children which is no more possible due to the lockdown and closure of markets in the State.
She noted that there is a need for the association to remember the less privileged in the society even though NAWOJ is not rich but ready to positively impact on the society.
Olumoko however charged well meaning Nigerians, to work with government and health workers in containing the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical distancing, regular hand washing with soap and water, using of nose mask and hand sanitizers.
Also speaking, the ondo state NUJ Chairman, Mr Adetona Aderoboye commended Ondo NAWOJ for its timely intervention in helping the widows in the society, adding that the gesture would go a long way.
Aderoboye urged people to adhere to safety regulations against the deadly coronavirus, adding that Ondo NUJ will continue to support the association to achieve more.
Two of the beneficiaries Mrs Florence Afe and Mrs Fatima Muraina appreciated Nawoj for remembering them during this this critical period and promised not to take the love for granted
The duo of Afe and Muraina appealed to other associations and well meaning Nigerians to always reach out to the widows most especially at this period.