Earlier in April, NAIJ.com shared an exclusive video of a woman whose house was to be demolished in the Agbado crossing area of Ogun state.
The old Woman who was identified as Emily Oyedele has now been reached out to by former bread seller turn model, Olajumoke Orisaguna after the video went viral. Olajumoke has however promised to take care of mama.
Revealing her good act to well meaning Nigerians and those who are interested in helping Mama Emily, Olajumoke wrote on her Instagram page, "My team found mama Emily Oyedele. @qtabyevents team embarked on a search today & eventually located her. She lives alone in a "face-me-I-face-you" and she has neighbors that assist her. They say she is 130yrs old, though she looks very old, we can not verify her age.
Mama Emily has no living child but has a grandson called Benjamin Oyedele who she was referring to in the viral video.
The residents of the area confirmed that they do not know exactly when the demolition will get to them but it has already commenced.
- Rent a decent 1bedroom apartment for mama Emily,
- Furnish the apartment quickly 3) Relocate her there before the demolition gets to her (we have just about two weeks)
- Possibly get a little girl that can live with her to help her with cleaning, cooking e.t.cor find out if her son can live with her
- Create a small community of 20people called "friends or Mama Emily"
- Designate one person to visit her once weekly, spend time with her e.t.c
- We will also try to assist her grandson to learn a trade & earn a living as that is the only way her Joy will be complete.
We will look into the possibility of helping other people in the community as we found another very old man that lives not far from Mama Emily whose house is also marked for demolition
In another post she shared on Thursday, April 27 along with the picture above, Olajumoke gave an update on Mama Emily saying; "The gentleman in brown shirt in the picture is her grandson Benjamin Oyedele. He was in our office yesterday and we realized that he and Mama's son had a building site before things went down & mama's died. The house needs plastering and roofing and fixing of toilets. We visited the building site yesterday. We will like to help them complete that house so that mama can live with his grandson & great grandchildren for the rest of her life."
"We believe that this is the most important phase of this project before thinking about empowering her grandson who dropped out of university years ago when Mama's son died.
As at yesterday, mama is still in that house and they do not know when demolition will get to them but it has started in some parts of Ijoko."
Watch the NAIJ.com video below to see the old woman pleading with the government not to demolish her house: