By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi
Gov. Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi has reiterated that his administration will continue to prioritise the welfare of the elderly people and widows in the state.
Nwifuru gave the assurance at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, during the elders and widows party in Abakaliki.
The governor reiterated his stance to better the lots of people, especially the elders, widows and other less privileged ones.
He explained that the essence of the people’s charter of needs was to ensure an effective target mechanism.
He commended the elders for their resilience and contributions to the development of the state.
He stated that his administration would continue to honour the elderly and widows.
“When we honour our parents, God will honour us,” he said.
The governor acknowledged the current economic realities and their effects on the widows and elderly and pledged an upward review of their welfare.
“I assure you that I am with you, I am for you and I will work for you,” the governor said