By Maryam Aminu, Abuja
An international NGO, The Mighty One Empowerment Foundation has empowered Nigerian Widows in Abuja as a way of marking the 2021 International Day of Peace celebrated worldwide on the 21st of September annually.
The Founder and President of the organization, Professor Dominic Saro-Laka while addressing a cluster of journalists called on Nigerians to embrace peace as it is the only way through which sustainable development could be enhanced.
Stressing further, Prof. Dominic Saro-Laka who also doubles as the grand patron of the National Association of Nigeria Widows, disclosed that his interest in the widows is derived from God’s call and order to support and look after the orphans and widows.
“As the grand patron of National Association of Nigeria Widows, supporting them is my hobby. It is something I like to do. It is something that if I don’t do, I can’t rest”, he added
He urged Nigerians to be peacemakers and lovers of peace. “Without peace, nothing can be achieved. Businesses will not flow, people can’t be happy. Even the 17 global goals can’t be achieved without peace”.
He appreciated the UN for making the program possible and urged them to keep it up
He added that peace is very essential in every society or nation. “Violence is uncalled for, peace is what we call for”.
In his welcome address earlier, he urged widows to spread peace and be peaceful in their little ways pointing out that their roles in child moral upbringing can’t be overemphasized.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of awards to individuals and organizations that have impacted positively on the lives of widows.