- The vice-chairman of Kolokuma Opokuma local government area in Bayelsa state has denied appointing a 118-year-woman as special adviser
- It was alleged that the vice-chairman had appointed the woman to advise on elder matters in a letter sent to her
- Nigerians took to social media to share mixed reactions to the appointment
It was earlier reported that a local government vice-chairman in Bayelsa state reportedly appointed a 118-year-old woman as his special adviser. The Kolga Kolokuma/Opokuma local government vice-chairman had allegedly appointed the woman in a letter sent to her.
Legit.ng later reported that the vice-chairman denied appointing the woman believed to be 118years old as a special adviser.
The beautiful elderly woman identified as Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono was allegedly given her provisional appointment letter signed by the vice chairman's personal assistant Bedford Ineye.
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Before the local government denied the appointment, Nigerians took to social media to react to the story on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter, after it was shared by a popular user identified as Gidi Traffic.
Gidi Traffic shared the news with a photo of the 118-year-old woman and a photo of the alleged appointment letter.
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Some Nigerians said that the woman deserved the appointment since she would be advising the vice-chairman on elder matters. However, some disagreed, saying that she was too old and she needed rest.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that an old Nigerian woman was recently celebrated in Ibadan, Oyo state. The woman who lives in Ibadan is said to be 143-years-old and she was seen attending to visitors in a video.
The old woman was visited by Nigerian philanthropist, Adepeji Olukokun. The philanthropist, who is known for helping less-privileged Nigerians in different states, visited her in an attempt to give back to the community. Olukokun often helps the community by sharing money or food for people who are in need of help.
In a video shared on Olukokun's Instagram page, the philanthropist was seen giving the woman a sum of money, which he revealed was N5,000. He also had a conversation with her to find out how she has been living.
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