Saturday, 23 July 2016

RENTING BABIES FOR 1,500 NAIRA; THE STATE OF POVERTY IN NIGERIA..

I cannot stand women who sit down with their babies at most pedestrian bridges in the Lagos Metropolis to beg for money...and now, some women also rent out their babies in exchange for money daily. This is what the nation has become especially during this change strata that is affecting everyone in the country. Many families find it difficult to have a good meal and everyone is forced to cut their spending's to a minimal level. Before I express my thought about this particular woman that has been apprehended by the state for renting out her child..Let me address some things here...

It is time women need to be enlightened about the need of a child..It is not just about the girl power, feminist agenda or independent shindig...How about the need of a child..? Sex is sweet but there are some people who are not enlightened enough about the product of sex because some men will simply run and abandon the woman, who will end up on the street to beg for money to take care of her child or children. Any man who is indulging in such should not be called a man if he cannot live up to his responsibility and why put a woman in a family way when you are certain you will not stand by her.

A 40 year old woman was arrested alongside four other women for renting out their babies daily at the rate of 1,000 to 1,500 Naira daily. They would give out the child at 5.PM and get their child back at 7.PM with their profit for that day...This is very ridiculous but do we blame them...Talk is cheap...Yes she is guilty in the eyes of the law and God but It is time our government at all levels wake up and save the nation before we begin to rent out or even sell ourselves at any cost.

The infants have been taken to a rehabilitation and training center at Ikorodu in Lagos for shelter while investigation is ongoing which would likely lead to the prosecution of these women. The Lagos State government says it will not condone street begging but this is more than street begging...If citizens have a defined life, they will not go to the street to beg..I am not sure they have an idea what some people are going through when they wake up from their bed...that is if they have a home or roof over their head...

This is not just a federal government affair; there are wives of Local government chairmen across the nation, wives of governors, commissioners, senators and so on...What exactly is their plan for the Nigerian woman...? Who are you representing when you go outside the county...? Let us stop deceiving ourselves for posterity will judge...Yes, It is bad but something must be done to save the Nigerian woman...