Each of the 1,709 widows and orphans of the Nigerian Armed Forces will receive N250,000.
“This will enable you to recapitalise an existing business or start a business of your choice to enable you to care for your families,” said Mrs Tinubu as she presented the relief package to the beneficiaries drawn from across the country.
The Special Adviser to the First Lady on Media and Publicity, Busola Kukoyi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled ‘First Lady Oluremi Tinubu commends strength, resilience, and the sacrifices of widows and orphans of armed forces.’
Emphasising the need to reward their sacrifices with adequate welfare and support, she remarked, “We recognise that widows are not victims; they are survivors. You have shown extraordinary courage in the face of adversity, and we are here to offer a helping hand as you chart a new path forward.
“Some of you have been widows for some time while some of you have just been widowed and we hope that the older widows will give emotional support to the younger ones.”