Talk about building a home from scratch… How many women can really beat their chest to set that kinda record and achieve it?
In a new revelation made by Mrs Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, wife of newly installed Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN made it known that while she was waiting for a suitor (future husband) she was not on the look for a ready made man, rather, one that was just ready to build himself.
She gave her reasons. The new First Lady of Ondo State revealed that she wanted to be proud of her home in the future and the only way she could attained it was by helping to build it from the scratch.
Read her speech below…
“I met my husband in Enugu, he was a youth corper then in Enugu. I was also posted to Enugu. So a friend of mine visited me and she came along with her boyfriend who also came along with my husband. That was how we met and it was love at first sight. I think people frown at love at first sight but it worked for us.
I fell in love with his broad shoulders. Then he was really looking very cute. I can still remember what he was wearing that day – a red shirt, long sleeves and jeans trousers. That was 37 years ago. He couldn’t even take me out because he didn’t have money as a youth corper. It was quite magnetic and that was it.
There is a 3-year age difference between us. I am older than him anyway. I was like 25 then while he was 22. It was love that really endured. I had graduated and in my place (Owerri) when a girl graduates from the University suitors come from left, right and centre. And your parents would expect you to go for a made man with everything, but I have always known that there was no way I could have married a self-made man. I will better build a home from the scratch with you because I want to have a say in my home”