My wife and I prepared for 15 years to have our first child, Tieriayooluwa, who was born to us on Monday, October 25, 2021. I think I know what it means to be married for 15 years without a child, though you earnestly desire one. I think I know what it means to carry a pregnancy after years of expectation, holding on to God in faith (and sometimes in doubt) and following medical advice meticulously to see the pregnancy to term, the #child safely delivered and received in good #health and the #mother doing well medically and mentally. I think I know the unspeakable joy of holding that child in your hands as a father in the second half of your life.
What I do not know is the indescribable #pain that comes from preparing to have a child for 7 or 15 years and they come as twins and while they are kept in incubators in a #Nigerian Teaching Hospital, located in Port Harcourt, the capital city of Governor Wike’s Rivers State, #Nigeria they are killed because of power outage.
Between what I know and what I do not know, I think I know the heinous #evil represented by the latter experience of these #parents, who were reported to have lost their twins, who they expected for 7 years in the hospital #incubators in Nigeria.
Between what I know and what I do not know, I think I know the terrible inhumanity meted out to the 14 precious #children (and more), who were sent packing out of a world they had barely kissed a welcome, handed the capital punishment for the #crime of being #born in the most populous #black nation in the world. I think I know the quality and quantity of destinies residing in those #innocent #souls our nation was deprived of.
Where I come from, #Ondo, they say how do you console a child, whose #mother is devoured by a hungry #lion? Today, I ask the question, how do you console #parents, whose precious #seeds (#fruits of their #wombs) are consumed by the ravaging and untamed #lions of the #Nigerian ruining #class and the blood-sucking demonic system of health they deliberately created, enabled, operationalized and oiled by the #libation of their #criminal #neglect?
Today, I rant, but on Sunday, in my syndicated weekly column, #Sociologue®, to which I have not been faithful in recent times as a result of the philandering of my body with the feeling of my infirmities, I will delve more into the fate of our precious #children vis a vis #healthcare in #Africa,
Let that coming conversation be the only hope I bring in this dirge, but today, I mourn the departure of the soul of a jungle-nation, who sheds and feeds on the blood of its future, her precious children. Shalom!