Anambra Philanthropist Empowers 70 Widows, Septuagenarian

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An Anambra philanthropist, Iyom Irene Anibogwu has enjoined women to embrace entrepreneurial skills capable of making them self reliant and employers of labour.

Anibogwu gave the advice at Okuzu Umuezegbogu village in Oba, Idemili North LGA of Anambra state while empowering no fewer than 70 widows and a 73-year old Biafra war veteran.

She explained that the gesture was informed by the current economic challenges which, he noted had made it expedient for women to discover and develop their skills for betterment of society.

“The empowerment materials was aimed at helping the beneficiaries to survive the post coronavirus era and health challenges being faces by some of them.

The wife of the traditional Prime Minister of Obosi community, represented at the occasion by her sister, Miss Charity Nwabam, argued that women were more organised and positioned to succeed in all their useful endeavours.

One of the beneficiaries, a-73-year old lieutenant colonel in Biafra war, Mr Samuel Ufondu, who was given wheelchair, cell phone, and cash, thanked the benefactor for the gesture saying it would help him relieve the pains on his amputated legs.

Another recipient, Mrs Nkoli Samuel, promised to utilise the funds and trainings garnered in building his businesses and agriculture for self sustenance.

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