Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the weekend donated a furnished rented apartment to the family of Yoruba Nation rally victim, Jumoke Oyeleke.
25-year-old Jumoke, the first child and a shop attendant, died after a stray bullet hit her at Ojota on Saturday, July 3.
Sanwo-Olu also presented a cheque of N1 million to the deceased mother, Ifeoluwa Oyeleke, and three other children.
The governor moved them from a shanty at 59A, Bayo Osinowo Street in Ogudu, Ojota, to a two-bedroom apartment in Ikorodu.
Represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Administration, Titi Oshodi, Sanwo-Olu explained that the gesture was to alleviate their immediate need.
Noting that it is not possible to bring back the dead, he assured that the government will stand by the family.
“We believe this will help them ease into the next phase of life without stress. This was not planned but the government had to make quick arrangements.
“This is a temporary arrangement for her to stay with her children, pursuing other actions going forward.
“The rent has been paid for three years in advance, and the kitchen is stocked with some foodstuff”, Oshodi told reporters.
Mrs. Oyeleke, a domestic help, thanked Sanwo-Olu and the state government for remembering her.
The bereaved mother disclosed that they left their former house because it was sold to a developer.
“We moved to a shanty where we had been staying for about a year before Jumoke died. It was a church member who allowed us to stay there.
“I am a domestic hand. I help people wash clothes and clean their compound. Jumoke, my first child, was a salesgirl.
”I want the government to help me find a profitable job so I can train my children properly.
“My children used to attend a private school but I enrolled them in a government school because I could no longer afford the fees.
“This new house is rented and I would not be able to afford the rent when the three years that was paid for expires.
“I wish to be employed and will engage in buying and selling foodstuff with the N1 million I was given”, she said.
Jumoke’s sister, Ayomide Adeeko, expressed gratitude for the assistance and pleaded that her mother is assisted with a good job so she can train the remaining siblings.