Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi has directed his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule to immediate rehabilitate and provide welfare assistance to Mrs. Ruth Uche, the mother of three set of twins whose husband absconded from their home in Agege, Lagos.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Governors Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna on Friday.
Ambode’s directive followed newspaper publications which narrated the ordeal of the woman, who spoke with reporters during her distress visit to the Government Secretariat, Alausa on Thursday.
Mr. Ambode was touched by the 34-year-old woman and her children’s plights after seeing their picture and reading reports of how they were abandoned in the newspaper.
According to the governor, 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 property of all Lagosians.
Ruth’s husband, Benjamin Uche, a factory worker, had allegedly abandoned his then pregnant wife in March, after a hospital scan showed that they were going to have another set of twins, following the two they already have. The eldest twins are aged six, while the last set are just about six weeks old.
While acknowledging a downturn of the 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 taken care of that they can achieve their full potentials in life and become responsible citizens in the future.