Mimiko Promises Law Against Suppression Of Widows
Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has said that his administration will soon enact a law that will abolish the suppression of widows in the State.
The Governor disclosed this at the State Cultural Centre in Akure, venue of a Public Service Lecture, to commemorate the 2015 Public Service Day Celebration, with the theme: “The Role of Public Service in Women Empowerment, Innovation and Accessible Service Delivery”.
Dr Mimiko condemned the high rate of abuse and molestation of widows by their late husbands’ families, thereby depriving them of all the properties of their husbands.
Governor Mimiko, who stressed the need for positive empowerment of women to the advantage of their families, however detested empowerment that will lead to the breakdown of family values.