. . . Cautions against Indiscriminate Child Adoption
By Jude Atupulazi
A Nimo-based industrialist and CEO of SAFANACO Technical Industries Ltd, Chief Francis Nwabachili, has sent an SoS to Anambra Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, on the poor state of roads in Njikoka, even as he warns against the indiscriminate adoption of babies by desperate couples, noting that such could flood the east with babies with doubtful backgrounds who could grow to become a menace to Igbo society, reports Jude Atupulazi.
Speaking with Fides in his office in Nimo, Njikoka LGA of Anambra State, Nwabachili, worried by what he described as the poor condition of roads in Njikoka owing to their abandonment by the state government, called on Obiano to urgently intervene in order to save the area from economic stagnation.
He frowned at the abandonment of roads like the Oye-Agu/Convent Road and Ezi icheke/Nimo Road and regretted that after Obiano came with former Gov Peter Obi, who started the Ezi Icheke Road, to inspect it before Obiano was sworn in, Obiano failed to carry out his promise of completing the road.
On the Oye-Agu/Convent Road, Nwabachili also regretted that after it was flagged off and started from the Abagana end during the second tenure campaign of Obiano, no further work took place after the election.
The industrialist said that the poor condition of both roads was adversely affecting business and economic activities in the area and urged Obiano to make the completion of both roads a priority.
On the stringent loan conditions given medium and small scale industries, especially to industries located in the villages, the industrialist urged the federal lawmakers from the area to fight against it.
He wondered why industries in the villages would be denied loans despite possessing the certificate of occupancy, even when it was such industries that should be enjoying the loans, being that indigent people abound more in the villages.
He described the policy as anti-progressive and urged the government to rescind that decision.
On adoption of babies, Nwabachili warned that it posed future danger to the Igbo Nation, noting that some of the babies being adopted from the North could have been fathered by terrorists. He based his assumption on the recent report of babies kidnapped from Kano being sold to people in Anambra.
‘What if these children were born by Boko Haram members? It is not mandatory that every woman must have a child. What matters is how many people are helped by those adopting children,’ he said.
He urged the Church to fight against this phenomenon by allowing men without children to marry second wives, as, according to him, adoption of children was not biblical.
This is even as he pointed out that Igbo tradition had no place for adopted children as they were not allowed to own family property.
Nwabachili reiterated his warning that such children could grow to become a menace to Igbo society as a result of their dubious lineage.