Hon. Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju, Chairman, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), has further expressed his desire to adopt the abandoned baby, Boluwatife, but stated that the process is very cumbersome.
The baby, who was abandoned at Ipakodo area of Ikorodu West LCDA early this month, was christened Boluwatife Sulaimon by the Council Chairman during his visit to the General Hospital, lkorodu, upon hearing about her case.
Hon. Sulaimon, who said that he has more girls in his family, added that adopting the baby would be a gain for him.
The Council Chairman reiterated his desire to adopt the baby in an interview with THE IMPACT in his office on Thursday.
“Boluwatife Sulaimon is her name. She is now my daughter. She was abandoned in front of my house and immediately I was called, l had to run to the General Hospital, lkorodu, to ascertain her condition. I also indicated my interest in adopting her”, the Council Chairman said.
“I am a father of girls. I have one boy and five girls and that makes me a lucky man because I have more girls in my family.
“My desire is to adopt her and the process is already on but very cumbersome.
“Adopting her will be a gain for me. I really wanted to adopt her”, he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Taiwo Hassan, the Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer, General Hospital, Ikorodu, had explained to our reporter when Boluwatife was brought to the hospital that there is a process involved in adopting a baby.
“There is a process to be followed when there is a case of an abandoned baby. We usually treat such babies and certify if they are medically okay”, Dr Hassan explained.
“If not, it is our responsibility to give such a baby adequate medical care until he or she is okay and, thereafter, we communicate to appropriate quarters that are responsible for taking over and place such baby in homes as they deem fit. That is the process”, he added.