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Dele George Orphanage founder vows to fight baby factory menace

She reassured that with the combined synergy existing between law enforcement agents and the association the issue of baby factories will soon be adequately curtailed in the country.

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The National President of the Association of Orphanages and Homes Operators in Nigeria (ASOHON), and founder of Little Saints Orphanage, Rev. (Mrs) Dele George, has renewed her resolve to keep up the efforts of improving care giving services in orphanage and homes across the country as well as put the menace of baby factories in check.

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While speaking in Lagos in a media chat to celebrate her 60th birthday, she said she was renewing the vow she made 21 years ago when she was inspired to establish the Little Saints Orphanages to take care of abandoned and orphaned children in Lagos.

Speaking during the chat, she said:

“When I look back at what we have achieved so far I am encouraged to dedicate the rest of my life to serving humanity and improving on the welfare of orphanages and homes in Nigeria through ASOHON so that Nigeria will become a model country where others can learn from\.”

She reassured that with the combined synergy existing between law enforcement agents and the association the issue of baby factories will soon be adequately curtailed in the country.

“Today the relationship between government and orphanages in Lagos state is very cordial. Government is meant to supervise and checkmate orphanage activities but in most of the states in Nigeria control and supervision is lacking so many fake orphanages and baby factories are blooming illegally. This is what necessitated the formation of the ASOHON, to bring sanity to the industry.  Many state chapters are now trying to strengthen their relationship with government by uniting against unregistered and fake orphanages. The public on the other hand has been very supportive.”

Speaking on turning 60, George said that she is full of gratitude to God for giving her the grace but explained that being 60 years didn’t really feel old.

“It feels fantastic. My slogan is Dele George is thankful, joyful, fruitful and grateful. I have so much to thank God for. There are no words or space enough to express my gratitude.   It feels wonderful. Looking back now when you were younger and the age 60 seems to be looming far away, is there any special feeling attached to reaching this landmark age and what feeling will you say yours is?

"When I was in my twenties I use to see 60 years old people as very old, but I don’t see myself old, it’s strange.  I feel so young within me.  At this point I am evaluating the advantages of old age, the first one is people tend to consider your feelings more, they want to take care of you.  They arrogate all your mistakes or errors to old age.  My feeling therefore is not of anxiety or fear but of peace and faith in God to make the rest of my years pleasant and prosperous in every way."

While disclosing that her family and friends would celebrate with her in a private dinner on Saturday, she explained that one of her goals is to establish an orphanage in Edo State, eradicate the baby factory menace and unite all homes and orphanages in the country.

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“I will love to set up an orphanage in my home town Benin City.  I am looking to God to perfect the dream. Children are still being abandoned and more orphanages are springing up so more funding is needed.  Like Jesus said the poor will always be amongst us so we can never stop giving as a nation. The needy will always be there.  Our priority as a giving nation is to do everything in our power the remove children from the streets.”

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