Nigeria’s 107-yr-old pioneer LG First Lady goes blind, home dilapidated


building 1By Chioma Onuegbu

PIONEER First Lady of local government administration in the country, 107-year-old Mrs. Mbakwo Umoinyang, has gone blind with her home collapsing, while she requires a wheelchair to be in motion.

A philanthropist and politician, Mr. Ezekiel Nya-Etok, who put together a birthday party for the centenarian at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, penultimate Friday, said the home of her deceased husband, first chair of local government administration in British West Africa, now Ikot Ekpene local Government Area, in Ikot Obong Edong, Ikot Ekpene,  was on its last legs.

He solicited the assistance of Akwa Ibom State government and good-spirited citizens to provide shelter for the ex first lady, saying “the widow’s neglect by same society she once served well informed my decision to open an Access Bank account for her to encourage people to contribute towards providing her a shelter and a wheelchair.

“I am here today to join in the celebration of longevity. The…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper