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IYC Women Leader, Tina Tobusi Empowers Widows of Ex-Agitators in Bayelsa

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The National Women Leader of the Ijaw Youth Council, Comrade Tina Tobusi has empowered widows of deceased former agitators in Bayelsa State.

The empowerment also had relatives and children of the ‘fallen heroes’ as beneficiaries.

Explaining her intention for the exercise, Tobusi said the move was occasioned by the need to alleviate the economic hardship facing the women.

Tobusi also charged the widows to keep up hope and not throw in the towel in the midst of the many challenges they are faced with.

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Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with our correspondent narrated how difficult things have been for them since the demise of their husbands and bread winners.

According to Timi Young Bekewari, at the time she lost her husband, “she had a baby at hand with five other kids and three other children with another woman. Things have not been easy for her since the death of her husband.”

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Another beneficiary, Esther Aron said; “since the loss of my husband thing haven’t been easy for me at all. Some of the children had to drop out of school because there is no money.”

The women, who had similar stories, pleaded with the leadership of the IYC and other leaders to come to their aide.

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