The Universal Peace Federation, UPF, has donated 40 bags of rice, 40 cartoons of noodles, face Masks and Hand Sanitizers as part of their continued support and care for widows whose husbands died in the course of fighting insurgency, banditry and other criminalities in the country.
Representatives of the group Amb. Bright Eguasa and Amb. Ikponmwosa Clement Aitusi at the donation said they consider their donations crucial because the women’s loss of their loved ones, especially the breadwinner is usually a big task to contend with.
They noted that seeing and hearing what widows of fallen soldiers go through can be very disturbing as many never believed that such calamities would befall them.
‘’ We do give palliatives annually to those who have their breadwinners taken away from them as a result of death. This year, we decided to go to Ekenwua Barracks, where the donations were also given to the widows as well as educating them on how to stay safe from contracting the Covid-19 virus which is ravaging the world.
‘’We also pledged before our next visit, to interact with each family to know what their pressing needs are so as to enable us alleviate their individual needs because we feel that will be of more impact”.
The ceremony was coordinated by the state coordinator of the Universal Peace Federation, UPF, in Edo state in the person of Ambassador Osasu Usenbor at the Redeem Christian Church of God, IGO Community, Ekenwuan village in Benin City.
At the end, the widows were very excited and appreciative of our gesture,so much so that they prayed passionately for God to protect us and provide for us.
They also thanked the UPF for the good work it has been doing towards brokering and ensuring peace in the society.