Abike Dabiri-Erewa Urges Men To Use Wives As Next of Kins

imageA former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has urged men to write a will and testament in case of eventualities.
Dabiri spoke at the International Widows’ Day held at the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos.
According to her, it is important that men have a legal declaration which covers their wives to manage property and ensure the distribution of such.
“Men should use their wives as next of kin instead of brothers or sisters who often neglect the wife and children in times of need. Painfully, it is even women who often harass their dead siblings’ widow the most.
“You widows should be bold to report molestation or any form of abuse or harassment and be ready to take legal actions. Especially when your dead husband’s family talk about surrogacy, that is for your dead husband’s older or younger brother to marry you,” she said.
She added that widows should be outspoken about their challenges, assuring that the First Lady, Hajiya Aishat Buhari, is committed to empowering Nigerian women.

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