Posted by: Our Reporter
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday directed his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti Adebule, to effect the immediate rehabilitation and provision of welfare assistance to Mrs. Ruth Uche, the mother of three sets of twins whose husband absconded from their home in Agege, Lagos.
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 who spoke with reporters during her distress visit to the Government Secretariat, Alausa on Thursday.
The governor, who was visibly touched after reading the plight of the woman and her children, noted that as a responsible government, the wellbeing of the people of the state, irrespective of their ethnic, religious or political affiliations, is paramount to his administration and assured the people of Lagos State that his government would 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 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 taken care of that they can achieve their full potential in life and become responsible citizens in the future.