Family with blue-eyed kids gets help: Government offers assistance

Family with blue-eyed kids gets help: Government offers assistance

- Kwara state First Lady, Olufolake Abdulrasaq, has said that she would help Kaosara and her blue-eyed family

- Olufolake said she would possibly reunite Kaosara and her sisters with their father, who earlier abandoned them

- Reuniting them did not sit well with many Nigerians who advised her against it, saying that the man was not there when the children needed him

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The wife of Kwara state governor, Olufolake Abdulrasaq, has come to the rescue of Kaosara, her sister and mom Risikat, who all have blue eyes.

Following the viral news about the family, who was abandoned by their father because of the eye colour, the First Lady of the state said she has contacted them through her NGO called Ajike People Support Centre.

Olufolake did not only stop at offering to help them, she added that she would also work on "possibly" reuniting the woman with her husband.

She tweeted:

"The First Lady of Kwara State has been in touch with the family through the @Ajike_Centre. We're also doing everything to support Mrs Risikat and her children and possibly unite the wife and the children with her husband."

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People reacted to her offer for help in different ways as many wondered why she wanted to reunite them with the man who abandoned them.

Luqman Akanni said: "If his actions were fuelled by ignorance or even fear of the unknown, I see nothing wrong in trying to unite them after proper counselling. You don’t know the whole story so you can’t conclude the guy hates the family."
Jay_Monix: "If this man will agree to reunite with them, it's mainly because of the benefit he will gain through the support. She has the eyes before he married her, gave birth to the first and second child..."
toluwanimi said: "God bless you my sis, mental slavery is our problem. One Alfa, pastor or babalawo might have told the idiot that the wife/kids eyes are his predicaments."
Olumide O said: "He will extort the little she has got and still abandon them. It's time for her to move on and be secured financially. Of course, she can decide on her own to go back to the man, which would be a foolish decision. But don't use your position to reconcile them at all. Please."
A collage of the first lady and the blue-eyed girl with her mom. Photos source: ThisDay

A collage of the first lady and the blue-eyed girl with her mom. Photos source: ThisDay
Source: UGC

Recall that people called for donations for the girl after she was rejected by her father because of her blue eyes.

In an interview, Kaosara's mother Risikat said her husband complained that Kaosra and her sister both have blue eyes, after which he sent her packing. Speaking in an interview, Risikat said Kausara's twin brother had passed away due to lack of care.

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