|L-R: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo receiving waterleaf from seller in Calabar, Mr Princewill Odidi|
Efio-Ita Nyok|5 June 2017
International development consultant, political scientist, social entrepreneur and public affairs analyst, Mr Princewill Odidi, has suggested that the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Mr Ben Ayade, should invite a certain lady caught on camera last week giving water-leaf to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo during the 1st June one day working visit to Cross River, for at least a handshake.
The Atlanta-based Nigerian who is certain Acting President Osinbajo would extend an invitation to the said benevolent water-leaf seller said that the memory of the woman’s gesture, like some, would be long lasting. He tagged the photograph, ‘Picture of the year’.
Odidi’s words, ‘Silver and Gold I have not, but what I have is some water leaf, please give it to madam when you get to Abuja.
‘Some events and memories last a lifetime. This is one of them. Ayade should invite the waterleaf seller to his office at least for a handshake. I know Osinbajo will soon extend an invitation’.
To my mind, that water-leaf seller’s gesture demonstrates the truth in the assertion that Cross River is a hospitable culture.
I endorse Odidi’s candid suggestion of Ayade extending an invitation to the water-leaf seller at least for a handshake. The Commissioner for Tourism designate, Mr Eric Anderson, should particularly midwife the process of executive invitation.
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