A lawmaker in Anambra state identified as Mr. Nonso Smart Okafor who is representing Nnewi-North in the state has put a lasting smile on the face of three childless widows in his area of control.
The three widows who should be around the age of 70 above have been living in a mud house before Mr. Nonso Smart Okafor demolished the house to build a new one for them.
The widows mud house has now become a well furnished 3-bedroom bungalow in Okpuno, Nnewi-North.
The lawmaker took to his Facebook page to share his doings;
“Each time it rains, they suffer severe cold as major parts of the zinc covering the thatched house were leaking, coupled with the fact that some parts of the mud house were already falling, posing a death trap to them as it could collapse at anytime,”
“Disturbed by their plight, I visited these women, I was moved to pity when I noticed that the oldest who was in her seventies or eighties was blind and sick.
Their dilapidated mud house is not so different from living outside as it was riddled with gaping holes which cannot prevent cold, mosquitoes, or worst-case scenario snake attacks.
“It was heartbreaking that these women in their age who deserve to be tended like babies live in penury in a house that cannot guarantee good sleep.“
“In furtherance to my vow to better the welfare of my constituents, I decided to build a modern house for the three (3) widows, a house that will not only give them basic shelter but also a sense of belonging.“