L-R: Acting Chief Medical Director, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe; Wife of the State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; and mother of a newborn set of triplets, Mrs. Bose Omole, during the governor’s wife’s visit to the stranded nursing mother where the First Lady promised to rehabilitate her,
Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has assured a stranded mother of a newborn set of triplets, Mrs. Abosede Omole, of her preparedness to rehabilitate her.
Beyond settling the hapless woman’s accumulated medical bill, the governor’s said she would set her up in a business of her choice pending the anticipated return of her runaway husband.
She said the comforting words during her visit to the nursing mother at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, where the triplets are receiving medical attention, on Tuesday.
The governor’s wife donated cash and gift items to the nursing mother, whose only companion had been her mother, Mrs. Dupe Afolabi, since she her husband deserted her.
Describing the action of the woman’s husband as unbecoming, the First Lady appealed to the fleeing man, identified as Mr. Adewale Omole, to return to his wife and children to seek forgiveness.
Instead of abandoning his wife to her fate, the governor’s wife said the head of the family should have sought assistance of the state government through the Multiple Birth Trust Fund.
She said several families with multiple births in Ekiti State were benefitting from the scheme and other forms of assistance through the Ekiti Development Foundation, which made Omole’s action inexcusable.
The governor’s wife said, “I’m appealing to Mr. Omole wherever he is to please return to his wife and children. He cannot run away from his responsibilities. More so, you don’t know whether these children are future stars.
“And I want to use this opportunity to say that we need a law to prevent men from abandoning their responsibilities in the state.
“There are too many instances where men abandon their families and take off. They abandon their wives in hospitals when they are presented with surgery bills and they take off with the excuse that they are going to look for money.”
Having had two children before the arrival of the triplets, the governor’s wife advised the family to embrace family planning in order to give their five children proper upbringing.
Omole allegedly bolted soon after a scan result indicated that his wife, who did not attend ante-natal clinic, was carrying twins at the point of delivery. But, the woman was delivered of triplets instead.
The Acting Medical Director of EKSUTH, Dr. Kolawole Ogundipe, clarified that the woman was moved to EKSUTH when the faith-based home where she was delivered of the triplets could not handle the post-delivery complications.
He said that the third of the triplets, who was under intensive care at the hospital, was now in stable condition.
The nursing mother could not conceal her joy after receiving cheering news from the governor’s, wife. She thanked the First Lady for the prompt response to her save-my-soul.
Ekiti State Government Press Release
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