NGWF presents N500,000 to late Uwaila’s parents as Betsy Obaseki plans one-year memorial
The Nigeria Governors’ Wives forum has presented a cash gift of Five hundred thousand Naira to the parents of Uwaila Omozuwa from its Victims Support Fund being financed by the Ford Foundation, to aid the recovery of victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.
The First Lady of Edo State, Her Excellency Betsy Obaseki who presented the gift to Uwaila’s parents at the Edo State Government House today, stated that the Nigerian Governors Wives Forum, in considering qualifying recipients of the fund, rated the deceased Uwaila, as first among the numerous national cases.
Her Excellency, Betsy Obaseki, while presenting the gift to the parents of the departed, admitted that although money cannot compensate for life, the donation is to comfort her family on behalf of the Nigerian Governors Wives Forum.
Furthermore, she said the gesture is to show that their hearts still bleed with the family, whilst praying that Uwaila’s death will not be in vain and would save many lives across the country.
The First lady also announced her decision to organize a befitting memorial on the first anniversary of Uwaila’s passing, which will be on the 30th of May, 2021.
The Victims’ Support Fund of the Nigerian Governors Wives Forum is for victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence or their families, in ineluctable situations of death.