Kogi State deputy speaker, Rt.Hon. Ahmed Muhammed, representing Ankpa I and Hon. Rabiu Alfa representing Ankpa II have acclaimed Asiya Iganaya Muhammed, described her as the most talented girl, Ankpa has ever had.
The two lawmakers made this remarked during launching of her maiden book titled “plight of window”at her ancestral home,Ojoku,Ankpa Kogi State, yesterday.
The book launch was graced by prominent Ankpa indegene, including
the Hon. Adams and traditional rulers and many members of the political class.
Speaking at the event, Ahmed said ,”wickedwhood practices have continued despite laws and customs put in place to mitigate such. Today in Nigeria, widows are still being humiliated, dehumanised and abused via wicked customs, rites and rituals that make one question whether the present government care about women.
“There’s no gain in joining cult groups; cultism does not pay. We need to continue talking to our youths on the need to shun cultism,”deputy advise.
Also speaking,Hon.Rabiu Alfa,who speak on the culture of early marriages among femal,said that the government would promote policies discouraging such practices to secure the future of the girl-child in the state.
“We should think of how to educate our daughters and not to married them off at early age.Today, thausands of windows depend on their husband to survive,and if the man is not there tomorrow,who would taking care of her and the children.All these,is born out of early marriage”.
However,Rabiu promised to sponsor Asiya to any institution of her choice.
On her path,The women right activist, “Its obvious that the state of widows in Nigeria is highly pathetic, many of them are uneducated why others lacks the skills to be self-reliance. most time, the psychological torture that they experience in their various compound has led them in to emotional trauma.
“The truth of it is that, we all know the kind of kinsmen we have,and the caliber of people we deal with.So it important to note that , if your kinsmen are the type that will deny your family from their legal right tomorrow, you have to will everything to your wife and children while you are alive,”she said