For Risiqot Ayegbami, a housewife in her late 20s, born with blue eyes, and her two little daughters with the same colour of eyes, the challenges they faced in her matrimonial home over their condition, has launched them into stardom.
Until her husband, Abdulwasiu Jimoh, sent her packing, she had resided at Olomoyoyo compound in Ogele area of Ilorin.
Risiqot, who claimed to be abandoned by Jimoh when she gave birth to her second child with blue eyes, was advised by friends to approach an online medium based in Ilorin to solicit alms from government and other philanthropists for their upkeep.
Today, that step has paid off as the First Lady of Kwara State, Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, has intervened with the initial cash donation of N250,000, for the upkeep of Risiqot and her children.
Furthermore, Toyin Saraki, wife of immediate past Senate President and former governor of Kwara State, through her pet project, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, also donated N250, 000 to her and the children.
On the part of the current First Lady, in furtherance of her gesture, announced a scholarship for the enrollment of the two children at Roemichs International School, an expensive school for children of the rich.
Kwara State Ministry of Health was also given the mandate to provide the medical intervention that would correct the eyeballs of Risiqot and her two children.
A Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, told journalists in Ilorin that she had visited the family and assessed the lady and her two children.