Niger - Niger State First Lady, Dr Amina Abubakar Bello, has lamented the increase in the rate of abandoned babies across the country.
She stressed that the trend was among the worst crimes imaginable against humanity.
Bello made this known after she inspected the orphanage facility in the state.
She warned those in the habit of abandoning babies to desist from the crime.
“The act has a way of coming back to haunt those who do it in one way or the other,” said Bello.
The governor's wife acknowledged that the economic situation in the country might not be making things easy for some people.
“However, nothing on earth justifies throwing away babies.”
Bello also advised people who are not capable of taking care of the needs of the babies to avoid having them.
“There are ways to avoid getting pregnant if people are not capable of taking care of the children. Sexually active Nigerians must live up to their responsibilities to ensure the reduction of abandoned babies across the country,” said Bello.
- CAJ News