A former aide to Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State, John Mayaki, on Thursday berated the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, over his uncomplimentary remarks about the governor’s wife, Iara Oshiomhole.LAYE
Melaye, had recently urged Nigerians not to follow in the footsteps of Oshiomole whom he said opted not to “patronize made-in-Nigeria women but a foreign one.”
In a statement, Mayaki said, “Melaye veered off the radar on the issue of made-in-Nigeria products which for me cannot and should not include made-in-Nigeria women, if the intention of the initiator of the motion is not to be misconstrued. Iara Oshiomhole is doing well for Nigeria and Edo people and does not deserve the categorization Melaye attempted to taint her with.
Mayaki said, “Mrs. Oshiomhole’s We Care Trust, her pet project whose goal is to care for the welfare of children, provides education for the girl-child, vocational training for the youths and empowerment for women has just empowered about 36 individuals across the 18 local government areas of Edo State. She had envisioned a society where, though challenging, resources are equitably and sustainably managed for the benefit of all particularly in a manner that the poor and needy can thrive and succeed.
“I want to call on Nigerians, including my friend Dino Melaye to encourage Mrs. Oshiomhole to do more for the Nigerian child than the confusion he attempted to make between made-in-Nigeria product and made-in-Nigeria Women. I want to congratulate her for the feat her pet project, “We Care Trust” achieved on Wednesday just when Melaye was making his uncomplimentary remark.”