The state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Bolanle Amupitan stated this at the grand finale of women and family weekend, held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Zion Parish, Lokoja, This was after the Kogi State Ministry for women affairs, says it has enough room for abandoned babies already.
She appealed to teenagers to protect their virginity by avoiding pre-marital sex. She however advised that in the event they cannot observe total abstinence and get pregnant, they should bring such babies to her ministry, instead of having abortion. She described children as God’s gift.
Mrs Ampitan disclosed that her ministry is in receipt of several applications from people requesting for babies, and lamented the increase in cases of abandoned babies and abortion in the society.
While disclosing that her ministry has lined up several empowerment programs for women and children, she assured that she will ensure that whatever is due to women under her ministry gets to the desired beneficiaries.
The commissioner who described the administration of Gov Yahaya Bello as one that places premium on the welfare of women and children, solicited every necessary support that will enable the administration attain its desired objectives of improving the quality of lives of the citizens.
In a sermon at the occasion, Pastor Mrs Oloye Docas, described the family as God’s plan for man, and urged couples to always work in unity, and avoid issues that can lead to separation.
In a remarks, the Provincial Pastor, RCCG Province three, Emmanuel Urouphagha, said the women and family weekend, is an avenue for families to be closely knitted. He described women as the pivot of most homes and urged them to be submissive to their husbands.