By Gbenga Aribiyi, Ado -Ekiti
The wife of Ekiti State governor,Mrs Feyisetan 0layemi Fayose, is seen from different perspectives, but, essentially, to those who are privileged to be close to her, she is a mother with a large heart and a philanthropist par excellence
On religion front, Mrs Fayose is regarded by many as a lady evangelist or a prophetess, mainly because she was said to have predicted the second coming of her husband and it came to pass. It was learnt that she equally predicted that her husband would scale the hurdles set on the husband’s path by 16 former All Progressive Congress (APC)lawmakers in the state House of Assembly and the rest is history.
Meanwhile, Mrs Fayose does not believe she has to ascribe nickname to herself to justify the coming to pass of the predictions,but her conviction in the efficacy of prayers in solving human problems is not in doubt. Of course she is exploiting this gift to assist her family. However, the First Lady is a blessing to the people of Ekiti as she believes that all human beings deserve special attention.
It is not surprising, therefore that this woman has the milk of human kindness flowing in her veins.
The humanitarian gestures of Mrs Fayose are giving succor to the less privileged. If she is not assisting the needy in one part, of the state ,she is in an hospital paying medical bills of indigent patients or in a children home,or special schools for the children.
On January 8 when the First Lady was celebrating her 51st birthday, she did it in a unique way, shunning all festivities usually associated with such a unique occasion by celebrating it with the children of Erelu Angela Adebayo Children Home ,Iyin Ekiti.
She was in the home with gifts and made a promise to build two blocks of classrooms to give room for the expansion of the children home.
Mrs Fayose equally visited specialist hospitals in Ikere, Ikole, Ijero; the Federal Teaching Hospital,Ido Ekiti and the University of Ado Ekiti Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti (EKSUTH) where she paid medical bills of some indigent patients.
The First Lady undertook another round of settlement of medical bills of about 91 indigent patients in different hospitals in the state,a gesture that cost her office over three million naira. To show her kindness ,two run -away patients at EKSUTH ,Ado Ekiti , Monday Iseoluwa Ayobami and Ojo Sunday, would not forget in a hurry how Mrs Fayose saved them from embarrassment because they were unable to pay their medical bills
This was confirmed by the Chief Medical Director (CMD)of the hospital,Dr Kolawole Ogundipe, who said: “Before now, the management of the teaching hospital had made several calls to the phones of the patients but they refused to pick their phones over the impression that they would be arrested by the police
“We thank Her Excellency for this kind gesture. This is about three or four instances Her Excellency will be coming to offset the medical bills of some indigent patients”. The First Lady has also assisted some pregnant women in different parts of Ekiti by distributing no fewer than 500 kits to help them during delivery.
Mrs Fayose is not relenting on the stomach infrastructure programme of her husband as she personally distributed food items and gifts to people ,especially in Kajola village ,Aramoko,Alake community,Ajebandele ,Oke Osun,Ile -Ona,Ajaye Oke,Ajaye Odo ,Erio community,Ido Ile ,Surulere and a host of others.
This gesture promises to be extended to other communities in Ekiti soon as Mrs Fayose is ever ready to touch the lives of the less privileged members of the society.