The newborn who was recently rescued from a pit toilet where she was dumped by her 20-year-old mother, Chidinma Nwaedoka in Otuocha, a community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State is dead.
Penpushing reports that the sad news was confirmed by Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, a media aide to the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare adding that a report of the baby’s death was received on Wednesday, hours after treatment commenced at the teaching hospital.
The media aide in a statement issued on Thursday and made available said all efforts to resuscitate the male baby including administration of oxygen and fluids with cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the hospital prove abortive
Penpushing further reports that the Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare Obinabo, said the state government was mourning the death of the baby, stressing that Wednesday wasn’t a good day for the state
‘Yesterday (Wednesday) wasn’t a good day for us at the ministry. It wasn’t because what gives us joy is that when you do things, at the end of the day, there will be progress and you will succeed,” she explained.
Penpushing also reports that the commissioner reminded women in such act, to know that they will account for all their actions on earth, and equally urged them to learn a lesson from Nwaedoka’s action., just as she advised women against premarital sex or to ensure they use protection if they must do so to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
The commissioner enjoined women, who do not want to keep their babies from unwanted pregnancies, to request help at the Ministry of Women Affairs in their state assuring that they would be provided with shelter upon such request.
‘When you ask for shelter, they will take you to where they keep social morals. Then this child will be given out to other people who need children. They will adopt them. The blessings of the Lord will be with you and the law will not come after you’, she said.
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