Monday, 2 December 2013


The Edo state governor who asked the state's task force to throw off a widow's wares during a recent raid, and also openly told the poor woman to go and die, recently apologized after a video showing the inhuman act went viral on social media.

Gov Adams Oshiomhole has also offered employment to the woman identified as Mrs Joy Ifije and also gave her N2million to get a shop and trade.

But the real question is, how many poor widow like her in Edo state can afford N2million to rent a shop and trade?

Anyway, the governor met with Mrs Ifije yesterday Sunday Dec. 1st at the Government House and offered her the job which is to join the State's War Against Indiscipline in the campaign against street trading and to keep the state clean.

"When you put your things on the road a vehicle can run into you and they have killed some people like that and that was why I said if you are a widow do you want more people to be widowed? But when I said go and die, that one was said in a fit of anger. And I am really sorry", Oshiomhole said.

"I want you to join us. We would employ you and pay you salary. You would help us to campaign to other women not to trade on road sides. We should not use poverty as a yardstick.

And the Governor then gave the woman the cash N2 million!

"In addition to working with the War Against Indiscipline, I am also giving you the sum of two million naira so that you can hire a shop, trade inside the shop and not roadside and I pray that God will bless your decision on how you utilize the money. This money is not for you to share or distribute but to help you as a working capital".

True Concern or Politics?

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