The “Go & Die” Widow Gets N2m and Employment From Gov. Adams Oshiomole
TBH, That “Go & Die” comment to the woman is a blessing in disguise well, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, on
Monday donated N2 million to Joy Ifije, the widow he
insulted while on an inspection tour of the state.
Mrs Ifije, who was invited to the Edo Government
House by the governor, was also offered automatic
employment by Mr Oshiomhole.
The governor 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.
Even opposition party Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) in the state capitalised on the sentiments by
donating N250,000 to the widow.
Receiving Mrs Ifije on Monday, the governor said:
“Let me apologise to you for the way I spoke to you, I
am very sorry about the statement. I have also
realised that even in anger, one could still achieve
the same result that he set out to without
provocative outburst. I apologise from the bottom of
my heart, but sometimes you get angry when people
compromise your efforts.’’
He said that government was trying to change the
face of the state capital by doing its best to make the
city beautiful; adding that it was frustrating and bad
for some people to truncate government efforts.
He stressed that trading on the road and walk ways
could hinder free flow of traffic as well as cause
accidents. He, therefore, appealed to the widow to
join in the campaign against road and walkways
The governor said that exposing consumables to
unhygienic sanitary conditions could also cause
”disease and pose dangerous health hazards to
Mr 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.
Mrs Ifije had earlier apologised to the governor for
her action. “I know I was wrong, that was why I
qu!ckly knelt down to beg when I realised I was face
to face with the governor,” she said.
She promised to work with the state government in
its campaign against street trading and obstruction