Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi has fulfilled a promise he made to a young female entrepreneur who couldn’t afford to buy an oven for her baking business.
It would be recalled that during a press conference following the declaration of his political opponent, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as president-elect, Peter Obi had narrated his encounter with the young lady.
He had revealed that the entrepreneur, Ms. Gimba Sophia Emmanuel, who graduated in 2018 had told him that she had been unable to purchase an oven for her business.
While recounting his chat with the lady, he had been moved to tears as he wondered how badly the state of Nigeria has become that a graduate couldn’t afford to get herself an oven for her business.
Days following this, the presidential candidate, who has taken the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the ruling party APC to court, has offered the Nigerian lady a financial assistance.
He shared a photo of him and the young lady standing with a check of undisclosed amount held out for the camera.
Mr Peter Obi wrote:
“Today, I fulfilled my pledge to assist Ms Gimba Sophia Emmanuel in her aspiration to acquire an oven and start her baking and confectionery business. Interestingly, she had indicated that she would procure a Nigerian made oven, thus enhancing the value chain and putting into effect the production to consumption mantra.