Mrs Esther Umemi, a primary two teacher with St. Saviour Primary School whose house was inadvertently set ablaze by a teenager living in her neighborhood refused to accept cash gift from the teenager’s parents.
Mrs Umemi rejected the cash gift because the teenager’s parents had to take a N10,000 loan with interest to help her water down the financial cost of the damage done by the incident. Instead, she decided to bear the financial cost alone.
Her benevolent action has prompted Rt. Hon. EJ Agbonayinma the member representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives to take up the financial burden of rebuilding her burnt house.
Edo SUBEB welcomes and appreciates the philanthropy of Rt. Hon E. J. Agbonayima towards one of their own. The Board is also very much impressed by the hearty, conscientious and humane action of human sympathy, empathy and benevolence displayed by Mrs Esther Umemi. Such momentary and spontaneous display of sympathy to our countrymen will always be outweighed by the resulting benefits.
Teachers remain role models and the fulcrum which drives the wheel of a progressive society and Edo BEST teachers remain at the vanguard in the realisation of a humane and peaceful coexistence among members of the society.