Through Ile Arugbo, I paid my children’s tuition, got them jobs
WHat is your name?
I’m Sarah adebayo; I’m a Christian and I’m over 80 years old. How long have you been visiting Ile arugbo?
I supported the late Dr Olusola Saraki for over 40 years.
What do you do for a living? I’m a farmer, I have a cassava and vegetable farm in my community and I’m also a petty trader. What kind of things have you benefited from Ile Arugbo?
I have benefited a lot from both the late Oloye Olusola and Bukola Saraki.
I get regular supply of food items, clothes and money every Friday, and I was sponsored to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. I appreciate Bukola Saraki for taking care of us as directed by his late father.
What is your reaction to the demolition of Ile arugbo?
I burst into tears when I heard about the demolition of Ile arugbo because that is where we have our weekly meetings. We hold our meetings there and we pray for Dr Saraki and the success of our party.
What is your reaction to the government’s decision to build a secretariat on the land?
I am not opposed to government building offices for workers but I am appealing to Governor abdulrahman to leave the land for Saraki who has been a benefactor to the people of this state. Many of our children have been educated and got employment through Olusola Saraki and his son, Bukola. I want to appeal to the governor to rebuild a house for aged people on that land. The governor should look for another land to use for the new secretariat for the workers. Don’t your children mind your coming to Ile arugbo every week?
I am a politician and I come to Ile arugbo to meet other women. Those of us who come to Ile arugbo are the women wing of Saraki’s party. We discuss politics there. It is when we are there that we hear information about what is going on in politics and know the direction we are going. My children are not opposed it because they see me as going there for politics and they have also benefited from the kindness of Dr Saraki.
Can you stop going to Ile arugbo?
nobody can stop me from going there because that was where I got money to buy books and pay my children’s school fees. I was also able to get jobs for them through Ile arugbo. I have four children.