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Yesterday, there was an article in one of the mainstream newspapers saying that Bianca Ojukwu, widow of the late former leader of Biafra, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and Nigeria Ambassador to Spain said she was not going to remarry. It’s not like we blame her, the stress can be too much sometimes.
When a widow wants to remarry, that is when the relatives of her late husband crawl out of the woodwork claiming that she’s carting away their late brother’s wealth to another man’s family. Not that we’re saying that is the case with this particular widow who is also an ambassador, we’re just saying that there is a reason why many widows in Nigeria choose not to remarry. It’s not coincidence. According to the news article, she gave her reason which we’ve quoted below:
People marry I think not just because they need to come together, live together, raise family together, it is a rite of passage and I think I have fulfilled my part. Why I said that, is, I have gone through marriage, lived with what I consider a wonderful man who gave me 23 years of happiness, of fulfillment, I literally felt I was the luckiest woman to have had a man who gave me utter dedication and, above all, wonderful children. So my pledge to him is that I will devote my life to taking care of our children, raising them properly, teaching them those ideals that he cherished and held very dear and trying to carry on his legacy. So I don’t have any compelling need to remarry and, in any case, my time is very limited; so I am trying to channel it properly towards raising my children.
You can find the article here.