How Erelu Fayemi brought hope to pregnant widow whose soldier husband was killed by Boko Haram
The wife of Ekiti State Governors, Her Excellency, Erelu Bisi Adeleye Fayemi, in her bid to eradicate poverty among young and old women in Ekiti State and assist the vulnerable ones has yet recorded another feat.
The generous, kind-hearted and friendly First Lady extended her good gesture to a young pregnant widow in Ogotun-Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Government area of Ekiti State.
It was like a play when Com. Dahunsi Babatunde one of the Admin of “Egbe Ọmọ Ogotun on Facebook” contacted Alhaji Dauda Lawal (ADL BRAND) an aide to H. E Erelu Bisi Fayemi on October 29th, 2020 concerning the case of Mrs David Omowumi Iretiola who lost her husband, a military officer in a battle with the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
Immediately, adl demanded for the official short story of the young widow;
Just immediately, the secretary of the team of Admin, Jide Ojaomo forwarded the short story, which read thus:
“The Short Story Of A Pregnant Young Widow!
Mrs David Omowumi Iretiola (nee Kehinde Iretiola), an indigene of Ogotun-Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Government area of Ekiti State was born 25 years ago. She attended both her primary and secondary schools in Ogotun-Ekiti.
The young lady met her soul mate, Mr David Omowumi, popularly known as Ojo Paami who also hailed from Ogotun-Ekiti in Ekiti South West Local Government area of Ekiti State. His elementary education was started and completed in Ogotun-Ekiti. A very humble, coolheaded and dutiful young man.
David Omowumi who was born less than three decades ago participated in the 72RRI and he joined the Nigeria army. At his tender age, he decided to serve, fight and rescue his father land from the terrorists. He was dutiful and professional.
On 28th of March, 2020. David Omowumi took Kehinde Iretiola to the alter even though it was during the lockdown, yet it was done as expected in accordance with the Covid-19 protocols.
Mrs David Omowumi Iretiola started a new life as a young woman with an overwhelming joy of being married and with a great expectation of motherhood. But just five-months after the wedding, 14th of August, 2020 precisely. It was cloudy without an evidence of raining, the day turned dark without an eclipse and the sweet experience turns sour in a jiffy when Mrs David Omowumi Iretiola, a heavily pregnant woman, received a call from her husband’s base in Maiduguri, Borno State that her husband fell as an hero during a fight with the terrorists.
Where will she start from?
What’s the way forward?
How will she secure a better future for the unborn baby?
It will be highly appreciative and a great blessing from God if our “Mother-General” can be of her help and secure a future for the unborn baby”.
The Ekiti First Lady, moved with Iretiola’s ordeal, asked for her contact immediately and talked to her. She condoled with her and promised to support and visit her.
Surprisingly, in the afternoon of November 16th, 2020. Her Excellency Erelu Bisi Adeleye Fayemi directed ADL BRAND to reach out to the young Widow, “Her account number was requested for and a sum of three hundred and fifty thousands naira (#350, 000) was given to her.
What a kind hearted woman?
What a trustworthy politician?
What a display of true motherhood?
Egbe Ọmọ Ogotun on Facebook uses this medium to appreciate and thank Ekiti mother for the effort placed to secure future for the unborn child and for the quick response to save the young Widow from deep thinking which may be very harmful at this period.
Mrs Olayinka Ojo Taiwo
Mr Ojaomo Babajide
Mr Dahunsi Babatunde
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