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United States-based charity organisation, Kedrick Scribner Foundation, has extended its humanitarian campaign to widows of policemen.

The one-day programme, tagged: ‘The Widow’s Mite event’, took place last week at United Church of Christ aka HEKAN, located in Nigeria Mounted Troops Police Barracks in Lagos.

Kedrick Scribner Foundation, which globally provides resources for people, said deliberate and feasible support system must be in place to cater of widows and others.

Speaking at the event, the organisers said the development and well-being of Police Officers’ Wives should be prioritised by government.

The founder, Dr Kedrick Scribner, said the widows received food items, gifts, and clothing, among others.

Scribner said the foundation would ensure widows were economically independent and self-sufficient.

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He said: “I saw the needs of widows and I have been told so much about them, so I want to see for myself.

“When I saw some things, I could not hold back. So, I said we need to figure out something for widows. I spoke to some widows and I said we have to do something.

“I called some of my friends and told them I need support to help me build people and told them I want to give them our support for three months.”

A clergyman, Daniel Nuhu, urged the Federal Government to assist in setting up the widows with a trust fund.

He said: “I want to plead with the government because some of them don’t have work to do and no business to do.

“The government has done well because I met so many people that received funds from the government to start up their businesses.

“So, if there is going to be any assistance, there should be a special one for widows of policemen because it will really be a blessing to them.

“So, I will plead with government to come in to see their plight and help widows with funds to have a business or a handwork.”

Expressing gratitude for the hand of fellowship extended to them by the foundation, some widows said the gifts and support would complement efforts of the government in setting them up economically after the passage of their spouses.

The foundation has impacted more than 400,00 people globally and raised over $200,000 through donations and fund raising events.

Kedrick Scribner Foundation, Inc. was established to assist communities with food, clothing, and access to medication.

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