The Ogun State government is carrying out some demolitions in some areas of the state and the house of an old woman is one of those marked for demolition.
When told about the demolitions, the old woman begged that her house be spared as she has no where to go.
The video of the old woman has since gone viral and has drawn the sympathy of people including Olajumoke Orisaguna, who joined a search for her.
Olajumoke later announced the woman has been been found and plans are ongoing to relocate her before the demolition of her residence.
Meanwhile, some good samaritans have also shown interest in helping the old woman.
We've got good news. My team found mama Emily Oyedele. @qtabyevents team embarked on a search today & eventually located her. She lives alone in a "face-me-I-face-you" and she has neighbors that assist her. They say she is 130yrs old, though she looks very old, we can not verify her age. Mama Emily has no living child but has a grandson called Benjamin Oyedele who she was referring to in the viral video. The residents of the area confirmed that they do not know exactly when the demolition will get to them but it has already commenced. OUR INTENTIONS: 1) Rent a decent 1bedroom apartment for mama Emily, 2)Furnish the apartment quickly 3) Relocate her there before the demolition gets to her (we have just about two weeks) 4) Possibly get a little girl that can live with her to help her with cleaning, cooking e.t.cor find out if her son can live with her 5) Form a small community of 20people called "friends or Mama Emily" 6) Designate one person to visit her once weekly, spend time with her e.t.c 7) We will also try to assist her grandson to learn a trade & earn a living as that is the only way her Joy will be complete 8) We will look into the possibility of helping other people in the community as we found another very old man that lives not far from Mama Emily whose house is also marked for demolition We were told that they maybe another group of people interested in helping her so we will try to find them out & synergise with them but we will not let that slow us down. We will be back there for further discussions tomorrow and we will keep you updated & let you know how you can help We want to give her the best life possible in these her last lap of life & put a smile on her face #impossibleisnothing #makemamaEmilySmile #changealife #reachout #showlove