The wife of the Kogi State Governor, Mrs. Rashida Yahaya Bello has offered assistance to Mrs. Mikailu, who was reportedly abandoned by her husband after she gave birth to triplets.
Her Excellency empowered Mikailu through her non-governmental organisation, Kogi Women and Youth Advancement Foundation whose aim is to provide for the needs of vulnerable women and children in Kogi State.
Mrs. Bello in her statement said, though, it was unfortunate that the father of the triplets ran away, KOWYAF had provided the basic needs for the children and would empower the mother to fend for herself.
Mrs Mikailu and her triplets
She wrote, “The birth of multiple children brings joy to parents, and in some cultures in Nigeria, it is seen as a blessing.
“But the birth of triplets to Mr and Mrs Mikailu disrupted their peaceful family coexistence as Mr Mikailu ran away from the home leaving the poor woman to care for the triplets alone.
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“Hope however is at the end of the tunnel for Mrs Mukailu because KOWYAF is poised to see to the needs of vulnerable women and children in Kogi State, as I have made provision for basic needs like baby milk, diapers and toiletries, and these items have been presented by Hon Olamide Adesoro and the Honourable Commissioner of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon Bolanle Amupitan.
“I will also ensure that Mrs Mikailu becomes empowered to be able to fend for herself and the children.”