Of Amarachi and Suwebat: Beyond Sanwo-Olu’s lamentations


Sanwo Olu

By Sola Ebiseni

IN the past week, it was reported that while Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was on his way to an official function at 11 am on Thursday, he halted his convoy on sighting two underage girls at Anthony Village on an errand for a bean cake vendor.

A spokesperson of the governor later informed that Amarachi Chinedu, 9, and Suwebat Husseini, 12, were forced to skip school by their parents in order to perform some domestic duties.

“Amarachi’s story made the governor shudder throughout the encounter. Her mother is a teacher, but she was not allowed to go to school because her parents could not afford the current session’s tuition fees. Amarachi would have to miss a school year because of this reason.

“Suwebat’s mother is the akara (bean cake) seller for whom the girls were running an errand. Her parents, who are Jigawa State indigenes, relocated to Lagos months back. Suwebat’s four male siblings were all in school at the time she was…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper