The wife of Kwara State Governor, Olufolake Abdulrazaq has offered to help the blue-eyed lady who was allegedly abandoned by her husband after she gave birth to blue-eyed kids.
Risikat Azeez moved back to her parents house after her husband, named Abdulwasiu Omo-Dada, and his family started behaving funny because of the unusual colour of her children’s eyes.
After the story of Risikat and her kids went viral, the Kwara State governor’s wife, Olufolake Abdulrazaq took to Twitter to express willingness to help Risikat and her kids. She promised to be in touch with the mother-of-two through her foundation.
She also stated that she would also work to possibly reunite the woman with her husband.
Risikat had requested that she would like her daughters to be well educated. She pointed out that her older daughter is 5 and hasn’t started going to school because of lack of funds.
The family’s story went viral and Risikat shared her story:
“My name is Risikat Azeez Aiyegbami, I am from Kwara State. I was born with blue eyes, and as I grew older, people kept commenting about my eyes and began advising my parents to take me for medical checkup”.
She continued by saying “When I was in primary school, my teachers invited my parents and advised them to take me to the hospital to check my eyes”.
“My parents took me to the hospital and the doctors carried out series of tests and told my parents that there was nothing wrong with my eyes and that they are just naturally blue”.
She added that “the doctors even gave me lots of gifts and told me that they love my eyes”.
“I can see clearly and there’s nothing wrong with my eyes,” she said.
“I got married to Abdulwasiu Omo Dada and gave birth to our daughters and all of them inherited my blue eyes”.
She said “my husband loved me with my eyes at first but after i had our first child and she was born with the same eyes, our relationship changed and it became hard to have a conversation with my him. It got worse when i had my next daughter”.
“Whenever I attempt to have a conversation with him, he would get angry and walk out on me.”
She said “when i got pregnant with our second daughter, things were so hard for us that we couldn’t afford anything anymore. I began going to my parents’ home to eat and when it was time to have my child, my parents had to pay the hospital bills”.
She continued by saying “The second baby came out with blue eyes too and at this point, my husband’s behaviour worsened, as my parents also started expressing their displeasure with the eyes of the children”.
She said “my husband began leaving home for days, he will at times be away for weeks, without leaving money for upkeep”.
“I began eating at her parents’ home again, and when it was becoming unbearable, my parents advised me to leave my husband, since he was also no more concerned about us”.
She has however received some succour, as the Kwara State first lady has promised to take up her issue.