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NGO calls for laws prohibiting injustice suffered by widows

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Governments at various levels have been urged to promulgate laws that will prohibit the acts of injustice women suffer after the death of their husbands.

The plea became imperative despite increased education and general awareness as some individuals, families and communities in the country still maltreat widows.

Speaker after Speaker made the plea at an Annual National Conference, with the theme: God of On-time for Supernatural Abundance, organised by Akindoye Akinyemi Foundation.

In his welcome remark, President of the Foundation, Doye Akinyemi, said in Nigeria, widows were seen as a cursed set of people, and subjected to different inhuman treatments.

Akinyemi, a retired Comptroller of Immigration, said the inhuman treatments ranged from wailing at specified intervals, lying on bare floor, lack of bath for weeks, shaving of hair, to drinking water used to bathe deceased husbands.

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