Christian Care for Widows, Widowers, the Aged and Orphans (CCWA), yesterday, called on the Federal Government to restore the rights of the less privileged.
The Founder of the group, Prof. Deborah Ajakaiye, who made the call at the CCWA 21st anniversary celebration, tagged: ‘Arise And Shine’, in Abuja, also called on the National Assembly to ensure timely passage of all bills seeking to promote the rights of widows, widowers, the aged and orphans.
According to her, the society had not been fair to them. She noted that they had potentials to contribute to the development the country, if they were empowered.
The university don decried that most of government empowerment programmes were designed in such a way that the less privileged find it difficult to fully participate in it.
Ajakaiye disclosed that it was their neglect that informed the establishment CCWA “to minister the love of Christ to widows and orphans to cater for their spiritual, physical and emotional needs, to make them what God intended for them to be, so that, they can contribute to the country’s economy.”