Minister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye Supports Niger Mass Wedding with Scholarships and Gifts

Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has announced scholarships and provided various gift items to 100 orphaned girls in Niger State, ahead of their mass wedding scheduled for May 24.
The minister, who was represented by her Special Assistant on Private Sector, Adaji Usman, at a press conference in Niger state, made the announcement at the Emir of Kontagora, Mohammed Muazu’s palace.
Initially, the minister had condemned the mass wedding of the young girls being sponsored by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, claiming it violated the Child Rights Act.
However, her recent actions indicate a change of heart, as she presented 10 Point of Sale machines, 100 wrappers, and 350 bags of 10kg bags of rice to the young girls.
The scholarships and gift items were given out to the 100 young girls at the Emir of Kontagora’s palace, marking a significant shift in the minister’s stance on the mass wedding.
This gesture has been met with surprise and appreciation from the local community, as it provides much-needed support to the orphaned girls participating in the event.
The mass wedding, which has been a topic of debate due to concerns over the Child Rights Act, is now receiving support from the Minister of Women Affairs, who has taken a more proactive approach to ensure the well-being of the young girls involved.
The scholarships and gift items will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the lives of the orphaned girls, as they embark on their new journey as married women.
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