Verbal Abuse: Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole Donates N2Million To Widow-Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole has shown his good side by opening a better lifeline for the Widow whom he angrily shut down in a self unguided outburst, telling her to go and die.
On Monday, the governor donated two million Naira to the lady during a visit to his office expressing his regret that he was angrily touched by efforts by some people to thwart his development efforts in the state. He had met her trading on the street while on a project inspection tour of the state.
The widow, Mrs Joy Ifije, who was invited to the Edo Government House by the governor, was also offered automatic employment by Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole had invited the widow to personally apologise to her over his uncomplimentary remark that had generated controversies in the conventional and social media in the last few weeks. He further promised the widow that his family would assist the widow’s second child in furthering his education, while also appealing to her to resist the temptation of law breaking.
‘’ Let me apologise to you for the way I spoke to you, I am very sorry about the statement.
‘’ I apologise from the bottom of my heart, but sometimes you get angry when people compromise your efforts.’’
He said that the government was trying to change the face of the state capital by doing its best to make the city beautiful.
The governor said that it was frustrating and bad for some people to truncate such government efforts.
He stressed that trading on the road and walkways could hinder free flow of traffic as well as cause accidents and even sabotage the state economic development.
Oshiomhole, therefore, appeal to the widow to join in the campaign against road and walkways trading.
The governor said that exposing consumables to unhygienic sanitary conditions could also cause ”disease and pose dangerous health hazards to humans”.
Oshiomhole, who also announced the automatic employment to the widow, said that the employment would help her ease the burden of widowhood and give her children good and proper education.
He further assured the widow that his family would assist the widow’s second child in furthering his education, while also appealing to her to resist the temptation of law breaking.
The widow had earlier apologised to the governor for her action, saying ‘’ I know I was wrong, that was why I quickly knelt down to beg when I realised I was face to face with the Governor’’.
She promised to work with the state government in its campaign against street trading and obstruction.
She also promised to make judicious use of the money donated to her by the governor.