Ibadan- In the spirit of Ramadan, the wife of the Executive Governor, Engr. (Mrs.) Tamunominini Makinde has extended the hand of love and fellowship to Muslims Widows in the State through distribution of foodstuffs.
Mrs. Makinde through the wife of the Chief Imam of the Government House Mosque, Alhaja Suwebat Adebayo, made the distribution on Thursday at the Office of the First Lady, Government House Road, Ibadan.
Mrs. Makinde according to a statement signed and issued by her information Officer Mr. Ogundare Sunday which a copy of it was made available to pressmen in Ibadan said it is a great initiative to remember widows in the State, especially during the Ramadan period, adding that this will serve as a succor to all Muslims who are fasting and a token of love in contributing to the life of the vulnerable one.
Mrs. Makinde explained that was not the first time of giving relief to widows, but however assured them that she would not stop in assisting widows so that they too will feel the positive impact of the present government in Oyo State.
In her response, the Amirah Government House Mosque, Alhaja Lateefat Adekunle said that it takes the grace of Almighty Allah for any woman who lost her husband to be great and become successful in life, because, according to her, a husband is the head of the family who provides and cater for their need.
She added that anyone who decided to assist such widows is a God-sent and praying that good things will not cease in such a person’s life.
In her response, the founder of Khaliyat widows centre, Hajia Iyabode Aliu lauded the First Lady for her love towards the Muslim widows.
In her response, the coordinator, Channel for Widows’ Relieve Initiative, Alhaja Balogun Omotunde said Mrs. Makinde has been so magnanimous and considerate as she has not forgotten the downtrodden people, saying the First Lady is the mother of all citizens in the State.
Alhaja Balogun therefore, commended the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde and his wife for the gesture, especially during the Ramadan period and prayed that God will continue to support the Makinde’s family to land safely.