Ebinimi Abiama, a consultant in Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state, has revealed the main reason Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono, a 118 years old woman, was appointed by the vice-chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa State as his special adviser on elder matters.
iBrandTV gathered that her appointment, signed by Bedford Ineye, the Vice Chairman of the community aides, was contained in a letter dated February 4, 2020.
It reads, “It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been appointed as Special Adviser on Elder Matters to the Vice-Chairman, Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA,” the letter read. “Your appointment is with immediate effect. Congratulations and accept the warmest regards from the Vice-Chairman.”
However, Abiama, explained in a chat that, the appointment was a show of solidarity with the aged people in the area.
“She was not appointed so she could do the adviser work but just as a solidarity to carry the elderly people along.
“It is a honourary appointment. She is the oldest woman in the local government area and at her age, the pay she gets as an adviser is something to keep her going.
“The vice-chairman also intends to upgrade the living standard of the woman, as, amongst others, her house will be renovated. ”