A 90-year-old virgin, Miss Agnes Udofia is set to be immortalised in Ikot Udobia village in the Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Udofia who was born partially blind narrated how men were scared of interacting with her which birthed the zeal for humanity in her and made her take care of other people’s children.
Punch reports that over 50 men, women and children gathered around her on Monday, June 5, 2017 to appreciate God for preserving the life of a woman they all thought was their biological mother.
A businessman, Mr. Fabian Udoh, expressed how happy he was to be in the village to honour the woman who trained him right from his childhood days.
He said: “She has touched the lives of over 50 children. I have always known her not to have any relationship with any man.
“We are proposing a foundation to immortalise her. We all came home today to celebrate her now that she is alive. It will make no meaning celebrating her after death. She gave most of us life and we must celebrate her when she is alive.”
Apart from a thanksgiving service and lavish reception organised by people who grew up in Udofia’s care, St. Pius Catholic Church, Ikot Udobia, also organised another thanksgiving programme for her.
Udofia disclosed that she was never married to anyone and had accepted her fate a long time ago.
She stated that she believed that God created her to live and die without a husband and biological child, therefore had since accepted her fate and resorted to caring for other people’s children.
The nonagenarian said: “I was born partially blind and so, no man saw anything good in me. So, I grew up without a man. I have never slept with any man as far as my memory can carry me, not even in my dream.
“I live my life the way you see me. No feeling for a man. I don’t see it as abnormal.”
She further stated that she didn’t have any business and felt rather fulfilled when parents dropped their children with her when they were going to farms, markets or stream.
“I would take care of them until they returned to take their children. I feed them and keep them happy as long as they stay with me,” said Udofia.
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