Why I Jumped A Fence To Meet Osinbajo, By FCT SS1 Student


Meeting Nigeria’s Vice President face to face for the first time in January 2019 especially by jumping over a fence was incredible and has changed my perception about people occupying leadership positions, according to 14-year-old, Government Secondary School Phase 3 student, Miss Oluwadamilola Oriowo.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN had in January 2019 made brief campaign stops at Phase 4, Gbazango and Kukwaba communities in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Recalling the incident that surrounded her first encounter with the Vice President, the student who said the memory of that incident remained indelible in her mind, noted that she had thought it was impossible for the Vice President of a country to visit a local community like Kubwa.

Narrating her experience during a chat with journalists in Abuja, the school girl said, “I was in our church on that faithful day for choir practice when we heard sirens from the Vice President’s motorcade, I saw, through the window, people running towards a mini estate near our Church, I jumped over the church fence to join others see the Vice President.”

Speaking about her experience during last Sunday’s worship at the Aso Villa Chapel, on the invitation of the Vice President, Miss Oriowo expressed excitement at the opportunity of meeting the second citizen for the second time.

According to her, “the church service was good, for me it was different because it was birthday of the Vice President and I had the opportunity of meeting him for the second time. I don’t know how to express how I feel now but I relish every moment we spent in Church at the Presidential Villa.

“For my parents and I to have been invited to the Presidential Villa to worship, I thank God for this opportunity. I wish him a happy birthday, long life and prosperity.

Miss Oriowo had on the invitation of the Vice President, and accompanied by her parents, last Sunday, joined other faithful, family and friends to worship at the Aso Villa Chapel in honour of Prof. Osinbajo’s 63rd birthday.