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St John's Anglican Church Oko host 3,000 widows on Mothers day with wife of the Gov

as Obi's wife raises alarm at the number, donates Cash, wrappers and bags of rice
By Mazi Odera
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It was a sight to behold yesterday at St John's Anglican Church Oko, near former Vice President Ekwueme's residence when over 3,000 widows in over 45 communities in Aguata Anglican diocese led by their President , Dame Ngozi Nzeka staged a prayer for peace in Nigeria.

At the event tagged Widow's day 2013, of the Aguata Diocesan Social Welfare Committee (widows fellowship unit) , wife of the Anambra state Governor , Mrs Margaret Peter Obi lamented the number of registered widows in Aguata diocese , wondering the number of widows in the state and Nigeria at large.

Obi's wife urged the widows not to relent in praying for Nigeria and particularly for the transition election in Anambra state which come November this year.

She donated five hundred thousand naira (N500,000), one hundred wrappers (100) and one hundred bags of rice (100) to the widows fellowship, lamenting that she was not aware the number was large while coming but assured to continue to support them.

She thanked the Archbishop, Province of the Niger, Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Most Reverend Christian Efobi and wife Dame Jane Nkiruka Efobi (JP) who is the President Mothers Union/Women Guild of the diocese for the ways they are piloting the affairs of the women especially the widows in the diocese.

Obi's wife reminded the widows that they cannot do anything without the grace of God and traced her mission with widows since 2006 when she assumed office as she has visited each of the 177 communities in the state thrice championing the welfare of widows. She commended the Chaplian Reverend Canon Victor Ezeibe for his passion in the widow's ministry.

The Archbishop of Province of the Niger and Bishop of Aguata diocese, Most Reverend Christian Efobi informed that registered widows in the diocese are 3,139 and another 86 old widows who cannot join in the event of the day. He said a day was marked out for widows in the diocese to honour them , pray for them and share in their joys and pains reminding them that a chaste widow lacks nothing because God is always her strength.

Wife of Anambra State Governor, Mrs Margaret Peter-Obi handing over a cheque of 1 Million Naira to one of the widows of the victim of Boko Haram in Adamawa State, Mrs. Perpetua Mgbemena at St Andrew's Catholic Church Adazi-Nnukwu yesterday. . On her left are Gov. Obi and Hon. Uche Ekwunife.