of the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Mrs. Olubisi Osinbajo,
clocked 84 years old. Her son, Yemi Osinbajo and wife were present to celebrate with her.
widow reminisced in an interview with SUNDAY
PUNCH, how she trained four boys alone.
raising four boys. That is why I am called ‘Mumisco.’ A mother with all boys
will have to behave like a boy herself if she intends to train them properly.
When they started growing up, I made it compulsory for them to say their
prayers every morning. Whether they liked it or not, it was an activity that
must be done. They would grumble but I did not budge. It was not easy training
them. But we knew that someday, everything would be okay. And it turned out
that way because all of them are doing well in their chosen careers. Two of
them were once Attorneys-General and Commissioners for Justice in Ogun and
Advising parents especially
mothers, Mama Osinbajo said, “”My advice goes to the mothers, especially
those who have boys to train. They must be very vigilant because sons are full
of tricks unlike daughters. If she is sleeping, she must not sleep with her two
eyes closed because they can sneak out. I ensured that I always went to their
rooms to check on them and pray for them. Mothers must pray for their children
always. Also, they should take care of their husbands because they are like
children to us. Men are like children and any woman who wants to enjoy them
must behave like mothers to them. Even when a man is 40 and he marries an 18-year-old,
the wife is his mother. That was how I treated my husband.”