National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has expressed confidence that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will fix the nation’s economy.
Oyegun gave the assurance when South-East Professional Women Association of Nigeria and Diaspora (SEPWAND) stormed the party headquarters to seek the support of the national leadership of the party to implore state governors to relax child adoption laws and procedures to allow genuine couples to adopt easily
Assuring the party’s support for the group objectives, the APC national chairman lauded the group’s effort to ameliorate the sufferings of affected persons and curb menace of illegal adoption centres which he linked to the economic situation in the country.
In his words: “There is no question at all that it’s been for some time now a matter of considerable regret the way, as a country, we have featured internationally, not just in the trans-Mediterranean human trafficking, but also illegal adoption centres among other social ills.
“There is no reason the country cannot run a proper adoption procedure such that those who genuinely need to adopt children be facilitated to legally do so. So that such adopted children can be monitored to curb abuses.
“We know these practices have been made worse by our unusual economic circumstance resulting from almost two decades of running the economy aground. We, as a party, have now been saddled with the responsibility of patching up a horrible situation that we did not create.
The president Buhari administration is going all out to fix the economic base of the nation,” he reiterated.
Earlier, SEPWAND National President, Mrs. Nwanganga Ibeh made the request when she led a seven-member delegation on a courtesy visit to the APC national leader. She said if child adoption laws and procedures were made a bit flexible, genuine couples could adopt easily and in turn drastically reduce the operation of illegal adoption centres in the country.