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Commissioner calls for action to stop baby abandonment

Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development in Kwara, Hajiya Toibat Ahmed, has called for immediate action to stem the incidence of child abandonment in the state.

Ahmed made the call in Ilorin on Sunday, during a visit to the Kwara Teaching Hospital.

The Commissioner was in the hospital to visit an abandoned baby.

She also called for effective family planning to stop unwanted pregnancy and child abandonment in the state.

Ahmed said the baby was abandoned for three days, behind ‘F’ Division, Tanke, and was taken to the Ministry of Women Affairs by a police officer.

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