Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo

ByShola Oyeyipo

The wife of Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, has called on kind-hearted Nigerians to extend helping hands to vulnerable female children to help them attain greatness.

 Osinbajo, who was a special guest at a fund raising/gala night organised by Diamond Lights Women Empowerment Initiative (DLWEI) at the weekend, said women constituted over 50 per cent of the Nigerian population and that a number of them require help from spirited Nigerians.

Earlier, the DLWEI founder and wife of the founder of Foundation of Truth Assembly (FOTA), Pastor Yomi Kasali, Pastor (Mrs) Adefunke Kasali, who said the organisation had assisted no fewer than 150 girls to get higher education in the Southern part of the country, solicited support from Nigerians to enable the body venture into North-central, North-east and other parts of Nigerian ravaged by insecurity and poverty.

Soliciting support for the initiative, Osinbajo said: “I know not many of us have ever known heart break. Perhaps we have never known disappointment. May be we have never had dashed hope or dreams, because we have great support structure.

“Let me tell you, many people stand at a cross road. Many choose to drop out of school. They may choose to become a commodity to be sold to men who pretend like they don’t have mothers, wives, sisters or daughters. Yet they buy an hour of their time.

“Some are educated but they are helpless and powerless. They are inaccessible and ill-equipped. They stand at a cross road. We stand at cross road. Diamond Light stands at cross road. Diamond Light has chosen to lend a helping hand. Diamond Light has chosen to help them go into greatness, knowing that if you know better, you will do better.

“I don’t know about you, but don’t you like our daughters like the three beautiful ladies (some previous beneficiaries), that came here to stand up and say ‘I’m an Accountant, or a doctor, or I’m studying to be a Surgeon, or do you want them to be filthy, dirty, sick, sad, heart broken and in great despair? She asked, urging Nigerians to extend their generosity to hapless girl child.

According to Kasali, the DLWEI requires about N100m to take the initiative to the North-central and North-east, to help displaced women and girls.