As the video of Gov Oshiomole’s callousness went viral yesterday, he then apologised during a courtesy visit by the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN). Before you go ahead to read his so called apology, hear me out.
I commend his effort in apologising, however, there is no sense of empathy in his apology. There is no plans of returning this woman’s goods to her, infact there was nothing about way forward uttered by the Governor for this woman. Instead, he made an excuse as to why he made such an ignorant comment in front of the public. His excuse was *ANGER* and the fact that people took to social media to make a fuss about it. I am surprised though, that he didn’t blame it on the devil as most people will do *rolling my sexy eyes*.
On a more serious note, the Governor’s apology is an apology in itself….if you catch my drift. Unfortunately Nigeria is not developed enough to force his exit from that seat. This is what developed countries will do and that is why there is fair human right acts in these countries. His ass needs to be kicked, so that he will tell the good people of Nigeria what plans he has for the widows and poor people in his State. He is just there uttering more rubbish and saying that the modern society has made women bread winners, however, they should work hard in keeping the community clean *like seriously???. Gosh! I am very much disappointed by this meaningless apology, compared to how I felt after watching the inhumane video. I must repeat myself again! DEAR GOVERNOR…heed to my free advice by:
Creating alternative options for the poor before crucifying them for breaking the law. First build low cost shops for hawkers (a very tiny shop with a shelf between them and buyers). At least put a low cost shop scheme for them and collect monthly payments till they gain ownership of their respective shops through their sales…it is not rocket science SIMPLES!!!!!
Below is his shameful apology as reported by Vanguard Newsonline:
Benin – Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo on Friday apologised for the comments he made to a widow in Benin during an inspection tour on Mission Road, in the state capital, a fortnight ago.
Oshiomhole said that he now regretted the comments which had become the subject of discourse in the social media.
The Governor, however, noted that he made the comments in anger.
Oshiomhole’s apology was made when the leadership of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), paid him a courtesy visit in Benin.
He noted that though the challenge of modern times had bestowed on the shoulders of some women and single mothers the status of bread winners of their homes, such should not be used as an accuse to flout the laws.
The Governor urged the Muslim women leaders to use their offices to propagate the essence of healthy living among children and women in the nation and the need to maintain proper sanitary conditions in their neighbourhoods.
Oshiomhole lamented that the challenge of widowhood had also exposed children to different temptations, adding that there was the need for society to be careful, to avoid unwittingly creating more problems for the nation.
He noted that money was not the best thing that guaranteed ones happiness, “but honesty and selfless service.
The Governor added that if Muslims and Christians were adequately committed to their religious doctrines, the world would be a better place.
He urged the women to propagate the message of Islam through the nooks and crannies of the nation, and to also inculcate the values of honesty in their followers.
Oshiomhole, however, assured the association of government’s support in ensuring that its present leadership made remarkable progress and also consolidated on the successes of their predecessors.
Earlier, the FOMWAN National President, Hajia Amina Omoti, urged the state government to look into the issue of the teaching of Islamic Religious Studies in public schools in the state.
Omoti also solicited for government’s moral and financial support for the effective running of the association. (NAN)