Mother and Children Abandoned By Husband In Lagos
Help might be coming the way of Mrs. Ruth Uche, the mother of three set of twins whose husband absconded from their home in Agege, Lagos, as State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Friday [Jul 3] directed the deputy Governor, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule to effect the immediate rehabilitation and provision of welfare assistance for her and her children.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna. Governor Ambode’s directive followed newspaper publications which narrated the ordeal of the woman.
The Governor who was visibly touched after reading the plight of the woman and her children, noted that as a responsible government, the well-being of the people of the State irrespective of their ethnic, religious or political affiliation is paramount to his administration and assured that his government will continue to provide good leadership that will guarantee adequate protection of lives and properties of all Lagosians.
Her husband, Mr. Benjamin Uche was alleged to have absconded from home as a result of the expected birth of another set of twins from his wife, making it the third in a row.
While acknowledging the present economic situation in the country, the Governor noted that it is not proper for anyone to abandon his family, especially young children that they willingly brought to life, admonishing that it is only when such children are properly taking care of that they can achieve their full potentials in life and become responsible citizens in the future.
The publication of Mrs. Uche’s plight also got the attention of other citizens who have indicated interest to assist the embattled mother of six. Mrs. Uche and her children have been surviving on the little earnings she makes from the day care centre where she works.
She thanked all for their interest in her plight assuring to make the best use of the help coming her way. Meanwhile, a platform will be created in her name through The Nation to enable all who want to assist her to do so.
- The Nation