Old Woman Donates Goat to President Buhari Because She Likes His Selfless Lifestyle


Madam Grace Egbon, an elderly woman in Benin, Edo State capital, has donated a goat to President Muhammadu Buhari to show her admiration for “his selfless lifestyle and passion to liberate the masses.”

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State received the ‘unique gift’ on behalf of the President from Egbon, a supporter of All Progressives Congress, APC, registered in Ward 7, Oredo Local Government Area. Egbon said she had longed to meet the President to show her admiration for his quality leadership.

A window of opportunity opened to Egbon when the President was scheduled to commission the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia College in Benin, during his just-concluded two-day working visit to Edo. She braced the odds and came all the way with her surprise gift to the President, which she had kept for the special occasion.

Protocol Officer narrates story
A protocol officer told newsmen: “She tore through the crowd, making her way straight to the President, who at the time had finished the official engagement and was heading for his waiting car. 

Many in the crowd got emotional seeing the elderly woman pull through the crowd with the goat, determined to make a presentation to the President. Governor Oshiomhole, who noticed the security between the woman and the President, came to her rescue. He (Oshiomhole) alighted from the President’s convoy to receive the goat on behalf of the President.

She thanked the President for accepting the gift, which was handed over to protocol officials. In his remarks on behalf of the President, Oshiomhole commended Madam Grace for her kind gesture.

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