No fewer than 560 women have benefited from the World Bank, federal and state governments livelihood support scheme for widows in Delta State.
Chief Isioma Okonta, Senior Special Assistant to Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on social Investment programs (SIP) disclosed this at a Media briefing on Tuesday.
Isioma who doubles as State Coordinator, Widows welfare Scheme/World Bank D- Cares Livelihood support unit, said 20,000 widows are being paid monthly stipends for free healthcare.
The beneficiaries have been assigned to designated hospitals in the State, while several others have been trained and empowered with startups on how to climb business ladder for self sustenance.
The Coordinator of the pet project assured that more widows in the State will benefit soon from the scheme tagged, “Okowa widows alert” in 2023.
Isioma appealed to the electorates to vote for Abubakar Atiku 2023 Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, to enable the duo replicate the legacy across Nigeria if elected.
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