The Chairman of Ilorin East Local Government Area in Kwara, Hajia Ramat Seriki, says she will adopt an abandoned newborn baby girl if nobody comes forward to claim her in three months.
The infant was discovered by residents of Okeoyi and staff of the council at entrance to the secretariat on May 11, 2021 and she’s currently at a motherless babies home under the Ministry of Women affairs and Social Development.
Speaking in an interview with NAN in llorin on Saturday, May 15, Seriki said all effort to identify the mother of the baby proved abortive and the any is currently at thw Motherless babies home at NNPC Pipeline Road in llorin.
“I am fully ready to adopt the baby by signing all necessary documents if nobody claims her within the next three months,’’ she said.
Seriki described the fleeing mother’s act as callous and unacceptable.
Hafsat lbrahim, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare also confirmed that the abandoned baby is now at the Motherless home under the ministry.