Olufolake Abdulrazaq, the wife of Kwara governor, has offered to help Risikat Azeez, a Nigerian woman, who was kicked out of her home over her blue eyes.
Risikat had made the headlines after Abdul-Wasiu Omo-Dada, her husband, sent her packing from their home in Kwara alongside her two daughters after she birthed them with blue eyes.
According to Punch, Adeniyi Adeyinka, chief press secretary to the governor’s wife, who spoke on the case on Friday, said the first lady is now looking to empower her.
He was quoted to have said that Hassan Raphael, director of protocol to the governor’s wife, invited the woman for a discussion towards working a possible reunion with her husband.
“Talks will border on what she’ll like to do going forward, empowering her and afterward mediate on how she will possibly be reunited with her husband – that is possibly,” he told the news outlet.
“But in the interim, she has been invited and she will be asked what she will like to do to fend for her children and herself.
“Her Excellency will also talk to her about how to enrol the children in school after school lockdown is over. Resettling her is part of the plan too.”
On the meeting schedule, Raphael said: “Her Excellency picked interest in the woman and the girls. She said she will like to see them.
“Maybe on Monday. She has also contacted the Commissioner for Education to enroll the children in school. There are some other things she plans to do for the woman but I cannot say precisely.”
While narrating her ordeal, Risikat, who disclosed that she was born with the eye colour, said she had visited the hospital before her kids were born but the doctors said there was nothing wrong with her eyes.
She said her husband had accepted her before marriage but the union started to hit the rock due to consistent pressure from her man’s parents following the birth of the family’s two children.
“I was born with these eyes. I also gave birth to my children with same. I’ve never had any challenge with my eyes. I have never been to the hospital due to any discomfort,” she said.
“No one had this set of eyes before me in my family. I’m the first to have this. And when I started bearing children, they also have it and I did not regret that I have this set of eyes with my children.
“When my sister was born, people thought she had eye problems but upon medical examination, the opticians said there was no problem with her eyes; they said she has foreign eyes.
“As a young girl, I was later taken to the hospital for medical examination and came back home with lots of gifts because the doctors liked my eyes. They also said there was nothing wrong with it.”
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