January 4, 2018 – Nollywood Actress Happy Julian Uchendu Warns Mothers Dumping Newborn Babies Across The Country
A Nollywood actress based in Abuja, Happy Julian Uchedu has expressed concern on the frequent ways in which unprepared mothers are dumping their newborn babies in public places all across the country.
He said this while appraising the movie industry in Nigeria, said her love for these dumped babies who are being raised by orphanages, is because she is a mother who cares, and that has made her to continuously celebrate her birthdays, her son’s birthday, Valentine and others with them in order to give them a sense of belonging, therefore lamented the callous nature of some young girls who give birth and abandon their babies on the streets without human feeling.
Here is what she told Vanguardngr:
“I spent my Christmas with the children at the orphanage, and also my birthday celebration is done with them including my son’s birthday ceremony is with them. I cherish and see them as my children too. “I also believe in giving to the less privilege with what God has blessed me with, I mean the masses. This has been part of my upbringing and I have cultivated the habit of helping the masses because they need help and love.”
“I am a mother and I know the pain women pass through. After 22 hours of labour then delivery, somebody will now go and dump the baby on the street.
I begin to imagine whether is the same labour process I went through these women who dump their newborns go through? “Even though they had the pregnancy without their parents knowing, I appeal to them not to go on with dumping the innocent babies, rather go home and plead with your mum to take care of the child, which you can go engage yourself with a little job to support the baby.”
“Young girls should look at themselves and the way they are living their lives and for suffering the innocent child, I want them to be hardworking, and avoid giving birth to children and abandon them on streets”.