The Wife of Kwara State Governor, Olufolake Abdulrazaq, has offered to assist a poor blue-eyed mom, Risikat Azeez, who was dumped by her husband, Abdul-Wasiu Omo-Dada.
It was learned, Azeez and her two daughters were rejected by her husband Identified as Omo-Dada because of the color of their eyes.
Azeez, who said she sees clearly with her eyes despite the color, cried out that her husband, who married her that way, changed when she gave birth to two kids with the same set of eyeballs.
.The mother of two, who spoke in the Yoruba Language narrated her experience of living with blue eyes, she said, “I was born with these eyes and I also gave birth to my children with the same pair of eyes. Since I was born, I have never had any challenges with my eyes. I have never been to the hospital due to any discomfort. I thank God.
“No one had this set of eyes before me in my family; both from my mother and father’s side. I’m the first to have this kind of eyes. 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.”
Also, her sister, Balikis Azeez, whose eyes’ colour is black, said, “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, noting that said she only has foreign eyes.”
The blue-eyed mom further stated that “As a young girl growing, I was later taken to the hospital for medical examination and came back home with lots of gifts because the doctors liked my eyes. saying there was nothing wrong with it.”
She stated that her husband is very aware of the condition of her eyes and loved her for how she was but. Things started getting bad when she had her first child and later the second child, my husband totally changed and he would shut me up and walk out on me whenever I tried to start a conversation with him.
She said “His parents even told him, ‘Will you keep on giving birth to children with this kind of eyes?’ He changed to the extent that he would leave the house for a whole week before coming back home. There was no food and no provision that I had to go to her parents’ place to feed but her parents later asked me to leave his house. Since I left till now, he has not shown up to ask why I left or ask after me.
Azeez said It is my desire for my kids to be educated because my parents sent me to school within the limit of their capacity which is not even adequate for me because I can’t speak. But it is my desire for my children to be well-educated if I have the funds and if God enables me.
“My first daughter who is almost five years old has never attended school before but I will like them to be educated.”
Interestingly Some Nigerians including the Kwara governor’s wife have expressed willingness to help Azeez and her kids.
Abdulrazaq commented via Twitter that she has been in touch with the mother of two through her foundation, the Ajike People Support Centre.
Adeniyi Adeyinka, who is the chief press secretary to the governor’s wife, Adeniyi Adeyinka, confirmed the development.
Adeyinka said, “Azeez has been gotten across to by the Director of Protocol to her Excellency, Hassan Raphael. She has been invited and when eventually she appears here, talks generally will bother on what she will like to do going forward, empowering her and afterward mediate on how she will possibly be reunited with her husband if that is possible.
“But for now, 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 enroll the children in school after school lockdown is over. Resettling her is part of the plan too.” she added.
Also, the DOP to the governor’s wife, Raphael, said, “Her Excellency picked interest in the woman and the girls. She said she will like to see them. May be 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.”