Blue eyed family of Mrs. Risikat Abdulwasiu is a 30-year-old mother of two that was driven out of her matrimonial home by the parents of her husband because she had children born with blue eyes.
She became a social media sensation after a video clip where she narrated her experience went viral. Many have reacted to her story by affirming her beauty and declaring their support.
Wife of Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq has also extended a helping hand to the blue-eyed Kwara mom who is now solely responsible for the upkeep of her two children.
A consultant ophthalmologist, Dr. Dupe Ademola-Popoola and the Ophthalmologist Society of Nigeria, Kwara chapter have been praised by the Kwara Government for their efforts in assisting the indigent blue-eyed woman.
A statement by Dr. Raji Razak, Commissioner for Health, said ‘The team’s action came at a time when it was so crucial and a medically realistic solution was needed as information base for further support, socially and financially from necessary quarters.
“Government is better informed about the woman in question and we hope to build on this relationship to deliver effective healthcare to the good people of the state,’’ he told News Agency of Nigeria.
However, in a related development, Wasiu Dada, husband of the blue-eyed Ilorin mom, Risikat Azeez, has denied the accusation that he abandoned his wife and daughters because of their blue eyes.
In an interview with Punch, Dada said Risikat blue eyes is the very reason why he fell in love with her and that he doesn’t regret having daughters with blue eyes. He said it was Risikat’s bad way of talking to him and habit of telling him he wasn’t good for her that caused their fight.
He denied ignoring his family. He said he has always provided for them and has always paid for their medical bills whenever his kids fall ill.
Risikat however insist on her claim that he abandoned her and the kids because of their blue eyes.