Over 1,000 widows have been empowered by the Bennie Griffins Foundation (BGF) since its establishment in 2010, the group said at the weekend.
It said the women including those with disabilities were engaged in vocational trainings with some given money to improve on their businesses.
BGF’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mrs. Bennie Griffins said these at the second edition of the group’s lecture and award held in Ikeja weekend.
She said that the foundation would not relent in helping those in need, adding that they were committed to ensure challenged women found their voices.
Speaking on the theme “end gender based violence targeted at women,” Mrs. Griffins said there was need to provide capacity for victims to overcome their hurts.
“The foundation’s objective is to create sustainable solution to all challenged and less privileged individuals through empowerment, social mobilisation, education and information,” she said.
Among those honoured for their selfless services were Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Joseph Eribo, Commander Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Lagos State CSP Peter Gana, Alhaji Rasheed Kotun and Mrs. Ndidi Oguejiofor.
Accepting the award, CSP Gana said, “We are created to help one another. That is the reason humans are created with different ideas and innovation,” he said.