118_year old woman made special adviser on elders matter by L.G.A vice-chairman in Bayelsa
Brian Wotari, vice-chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state, has appointed Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono, who is believed to be 118 years old, as his “special adviser on elder matters”.
Orogono appointment was contained in a letter dated February 4, 2020, and signed by Bedford Ineye, one of the aides of the vice-chairman.
“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.”
Ebinimi Abiama, a consultant with the local council, told TheCable the appointment was a show of solidarity with the aged people in the area.
“She wasn’t appointed so she could do the adviser work per se,” he said.
“But just as a solidarity to carry the elderly people along.
A lot of people applaud him for this Acts but many say the 118 years old woman is rather too old for such.