2nd September, 2010
The Prelate of the Church of God in Christ in Nigeria, Bishop Olusola Olukolade has decried theÂ level of care given to the widows in the country.
He made this known while speaking to journalists at the 24thÂ anniversary of the church,Â during which food items were distributed to the widows at the church auditorium in,Yaba, Lagos,Â Nigeria.
â€œThe Bible admonishes Christians that old women should become the responsibility of the churchyÂ while those who are not old should go and re-marry. But in Nigeria it does not work like that.Â So we are not focusing on old women because the church is already taking care of them. We areÂ focusing on those younger ones because as widows in Nigeria you know what they go through. ManyÂ of them have got too many children to be able to get another husband.
â€œFrom the beginning, we took the widows and the single parents as the core people that weÂ ministered to. There are children as well, including orphans and street children. All theseÂ children are offered scholarships.â€