Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila has cleared the air on the birthday gift he bought for his wife, he has told people not to get it twisted.
For her 50th birthday, Salamatu Gbajabiamila, the wife of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Member, Femi Gbajabiamila got a G-Wagon said to be worth N100million from her husband.
According to him the birthday celebration was not an impromptu event but one that had been anticipated and planned for over a couple of years, to convey his gratitude to a wife who has weathered all kinds of storm with him. He said;
“I could never have been half the man I am today without her support and unbelievable understanding. Truly, the monetary value of any gift real or imagined, pales in significance when I consider how much of a ‘rock and pillar’ she has been to me…(it was) an expression of deep appreciation and love for my wife of almost 30 years, rather than one of flamboyance,”
He explained that he was not unmindful of the pervasive poverty bedeviling the country, and especially the need to be conservative and ascetic in the month of Ramadan.
The Honourable explained that he took these into consideration and decided to make the matter a private family affair witnessed by relatives and friends in moderate numbers.