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How Delta State Rescued 22 Children From Illegal Orphanage

The Government of Delta State has rescued about 22 orphans who were discovered in an illegal orphanage.

The illegal orphanage operated by a 50-year old woman was raided in Ashaka area of Ndokwa East Local Government.

According to the Delta State Government, the orphanage named Foster Paradise was shut down because it breached the Child Rights Bill in the state.

In the words of Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development in Delta State, Mrs Flora Alata who was represented by Mrs Agas Oghenekevwe, an official of the commission.

She highlighted that the State is committed in ensuring compliance with rules and regulations that guides the setting up of an orphanage.

Agas stated that the owner of the orphanage could not provide the registration documents as well as details of children under the orphanage.

She further maintained that the government is keenly interested in the safety of the children and that the ministry does not have the accurate data and information of the children.

The owner of the orphanage identified as Mrs Antonett said she came from Lagos to start the orphanage and she has began the process of the registration but yet to receive a license.


It was reported that The Delta State government has sent the orphans to a government-accredited orphanages in Ughelli, and Ogwashi-Uku in Ughelli North and Aniocha South LGAs respectively.

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