Brass—A businesswoman, Ms. Doris Dibite has condemned the attitude of some men who jettison their role as fathers in the lives of their children.
Doris who hails from Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State insisted that some Ijaw men after impregnating a lady, abandon her to cater for the child alone.
In an interview with our reporter, Doris revealed that she was a victim of such circumstances as a child and questioned why some men would want to claim the paternity of a child they abandoned.
“It is sad that a man will impregnate a woman and abandon her with the child.
“After the woman suffers for years with the child and the child becomes rich or is about to get married the father will now come to claim the child.
“How can you claim a child that you didn’t contribute anything towards her upbringing,” she asked.
Doris suggested that “we should adopt the tradition of the Igbos whereby if a man abandons a child with the mother and the mother gets married to another man, the stepdad automatically becomes the father of the child.
“The child will bear his name and not your name or if the woman doesn’t want to get married, the child will answer her father’s name.”