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Governor Oshiomhole Gives N2M & Job To ‘Go And Die’ Widow, Joy Ifijeh

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Dec 2nd, 2013 – ‘Go And Die’ Widow, Joy Ifijeh Gets N2 Million From Governor Adams Oshiomhole & Employment With War Against Indiscipline

Governor Oshiomhole Gives 2 Million Naira Cash & Job To ‘Go And Die’ Widow, Joy Ifijeh

The viral story of a widow in Benin city, Edo state Nigeria that started from last week has become a dream come true.

Last week, the video of Edo Governor Adams Oshiomhole cursing a widow who broke the environmental law hit the web like wild fire. If you haven’t seen it, view it here.

What made the story sad was the cruel statement uttered by the former labour leader to a crying widow after she was caught hawking on the road side during a routine inspection by the Governor.

The case has been settled and it has become a happy ending for both the widow and the widower governor.


Mrs Joy Ifijeh has been gainfully employed by Edo State War Against Indiscipline, WAI.

The governor also offered her a whopping N2 million cash as a form of official apology.

The exciting announcement was made today, Monday December 2nd, 2013 during a visit Mrs Joy Ifijeh made to the State House.

joy ifijeh widow photos

Hear what the Governor told the widow:

“When you put your things on the road a vehicle can run into you and they have killed some people like that and that was why I said if you are a widow do you want more people to be widowed? But when I said go and die, that one was said in a fit of anger. And I am really sorry. I want you to join us. We would employ you and pay you salary. You would help us to campaign to other women not to trade on road sides. We should not use poverty as a yardstick. We would also talk to taxi and bus drivers not to block roads when carrying passengers. You will assist me to talk to women and traders not to litter the roads and sidewalks so that people walking and driving can have free road. If they want to park they can park properly so as not to disturb others.”

“As you can see Benin is becoming a modern city. So you join us now and every month you begin to get salary so that you can look after your children. For your child who is preparing to enter into the university, my daughters and myself have agreed to support him. If he does well as we pray he does, he would assist the family. Maybe this is the way God wants it. That is why I asked them to look for you so that I can personally offer my apology, but also to support you, so that God helping you, you can overcome the pain of widowhood. As a single mother I want to see how I can help you to train your children and God can use any of them to become a leader of our country. Please resist the temptation to do anything that would break the law. The law is the law; it is no respecter of persons. If Government does not enforce the law there would be confusion.”

“In addition to working with the War Against Indiscipline, I am also giving you the sum of two million naira so that you can hire a shop, trade inside the shop and not roadside and I pray that God will bless your decision on how you utilize the money. This money is not for you to share or distribute but to help you as a working capital”.

In response to Governor Adams Oshiomhole‘s kindness, the widow also tendered an apology for blocking the road with her goods saying she didn’t know what she did on that day was wrong.

Mrs Joy Ifijeh said a week before being caught, a truck pusher stole her goods.

What a happy ending.

Thanks to NaijaGists (**wink**) and friends who brought the story to a happy ending.

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  1. Yametu Innombe

    December 2, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Thanks for doing the right thing
    We may now consider u for future election
    And to that madam congratulations

  2. beautiful oge

    December 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    kudos to u naijajist for giving me update
    reading this brought tears to my eyes
    I can’t stop crying for how God has turned ur life around Joy
    May the joy of the Lord never cease in your house.
    I use u as a point of contact for others believing God for miracle.

  3. Lola Maje

    December 2, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I was the number one person to rain curses on your Oshiomhole now that yu have done the right thing may God be with you.
    I give you my blessing please don’t marry this lady she is too young for you.

  4. Steven

    December 2, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Thanks 4 oshio 4 dat woman life u really realize ur mistake 4rm steven okpella boy yoyoman

  5. red

    December 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Joy,Joy,Joy.Haba smile small for the photo naa,hapi Christmas,no tell me i wish you the same for mouth.Am dead happy for you girl,by the way she is too young to be a widow,Am sure the husband will be nodding his head in agreement from far beyond.

  6. Olawale ojo

    December 2, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Interestingly, Happy 4 u oooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  7. Adewole Ade

    December 2, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    tank u my gov 4 joy gud luk,gov don try it again edo peoples 4 giv d gov adams.

  8. eddy

    December 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    y are u ppl tokin like a baby dis man is evil , is bcouse ppl have started tolking that y he is doin dis let rebrand nigeria wtout sentiment an evil man is a evil man when ppl was on the sun and rain votin 4 him he was loughing now u ppl are easy influence 2morrow dis animal will say he want to come out 4 senate so that he will b doin tins that will not boader im

  9. eddy

    December 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    this man and baba who is more ansome

  10. Chineme

    December 2, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    this is bone chilling
    I love what the guy did
    mY dear joy take heart and be smart with ur money

  11. Teskolo

    December 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    God has a reason for everything if he does not tell her to go and die how can she be where she is today , if I happen to be in her situation today I will say big thank you for him telling me go and die and to pple of Nigeria that take the issue up for her. Be it politics or what ever the man in question is a human so mistake do happen . That is what God say if he want to help someone he can do it in a miraculous way , we call it ise Oluwa awa ma ri di ni .

  12. Uzoma

    December 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    God bless you Mr.Governor. Maybe this is the way the Almighty God wants to help this lady. Congratulations, Joy.

  13. Nma

    December 2, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    At last God has lifted Joy up in a miraculous way for GOD says, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy.Congratulation my dear, I pray that God will visit me in a miraculous way like u, before the end of December Amen.

  14. sharton

    December 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    tnx mr governor.

  15. j

    December 2, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    some pain can latter turn ito joy and some disappointment are really blessings. what a happy ending

  16. eva

    December 2, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    nollywood don see story wen dem go take act film,

  17. Anthony

    December 2, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    The lord used him to change her life in a painful beginning but a happy ending. Am happy for you miss Joy.

  18. Metu Nyetu

    December 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    All is wel dat ends wel. I luv evry part of dis story. Even dat ‘go&die’ has bcm sooooo romantic. It wz not d lady, but d poverty in her dat Osho told 2go & die. Hmmmm!

    • theresita

      December 3, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      Metu Nyetu I love ur comment it makes me laugh indeed u are very very rite

      • Metu Nyetu

        December 5, 2013 at 9:13 AM


  19. Ulokomatt

    December 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    What an undefine God we serve xo dis is hw God plain 2 turn d poor widow into a rich celebrity over9t. Tnk b 2 God. Truely gr8t ppl r product of chalengez. Hw cn a poor widow b wining n dining wt govrnr wen wel educatd ppl dnt ve accez 2? Hmmmm itz d wk of God.

  20. queen

    December 2, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    @Eddy u make me laugh u no say na same same nau.

  21. mulikat

    December 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    both lose partner, i think she will be good for mr gov. to marry this lady and start second life with young beautifull woman,everybody make a mistake in life time,some make mistake even uncountable times, so this is very nice of you, you are the best gov, God send to edo state, we all see edo state have good things that man can show this is a state not luck time, only pack all money doing nothing in edo state.this can not bring pdp back to edo state, every body knows what edo state look like particular during luck.

  22. mae

    December 2, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    yeye governor,u knw sy u bin dn ova-mess up. U knw wetin u dey do.

  23. D Hunter

    December 2, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    I tank God 4 d lyf of d Gov, 4 turning a new leaf. 4 apologising, employing n compeciating dis Nationally recognized widow mrs Joy Ifijeh.

    Hweva, nw dat d whole hv known abt d N2M, cash gift 2 her, I tink she need 2 change d location of her residence 4 d benefit of safety n security. Dat‘s my candid advice 4 her.
    Mean yll, i wish her d best of luck.

  24. nnamdi sabro

    December 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    I feel like crying all day joy u are blessed and thanks to the governor God bless u

  25. Yusuf adamu

    December 2, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    You are a true leader

  26. alabachinco

    December 3, 2013 at 2:19 AM

    God thanks u so much i beleive is not the woman that governo tell to go and die it is the poverty now a new life has cpome to u woman dont 4get to go thanks giving 4 what God jas done in ur life and ur family what a wonderful xmas gift

  27. Malaria

    December 3, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Oh! Wat a way 2 go & die!

  28. patoya

    December 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Kudos to Oshiomole.He has stepped down from his high horse and apologised to this woman. This shows that he listens unlike many of our politicians this days who do not give a hoot what people think about them forgeting that this same people voted them into the offices they occupy.I espect Oshiomole for what he has done.

  29. ayodeji basad

    December 3, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    tank God 4 d women!

  30. Olybest Oliver

    December 18, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    amen good things shall not cease to happen. God must manifest his work. He turns bad to Good. Glory be to the name of the Lord most high.

  31. Vanella Desmond

    January 4, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    How sure are you people that this is not something willfully and carefully planned by Oshiomhole and the woman who claimed widow to gain public appraisal and interest for the next coming election?

    You never can tell because politicians can do a hell of a nasty thing to gain their dead end!

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