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Nigerian in Norway begs FG: Save my baby from forceful adoption


A Nigerian, Ms. Queen Agho, has cried to the Federal Government to save her baby from forceful adoption by the Norwegian authority.
She alleged her one- year- old son was separated from her about a year now and has been put up for adoption.
Going by the ongoing development, Agho lamented she could lose the custody of the child for the next 18 years.
She told our reporter in a phone chat that the Norwegian Child Welfare Authorities have already taken away the baby “for adoption for a period of 18 years.”
She noted that she appealed the adoption but the Norwegian court vehemently rejected her witness the right to testify on the case, a situation that led to the forceful seizure of her baby.
Ms. Agho is now looking on to the federal government to help save the situation as she cannot afford to wait that long before reuniting with her son.
Her Norwegian husband, Rello, who also confirmed the case, said despite the clean bill of health his wife received from the medical experts on her mental fitness, the authorities still went ahead to forcefully adopt the baby.
A family member, Mr. Kelvin Izekor, told our reporter that all efforts to reclaim the child have been frustrated by the judiciary process.
The child, it was learnt, has been given to a Norwegian lady for adoption on the excuse that the mother and child do not have emotional connection and lack eye contact.
He noted that the Nigerian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden which is overseeing affairs in Norway and the National Assembly had waded into the issue without any positive result.
The case had been referred to the Abike Dabiri Erewa- led House Committee on Diaspora.
Erewa said the House is aware of the case and efforts are on to address the issue.
She told our reporter on phone: “We are aware of the case and we have gone far on it. In fact, we have met with the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria and we would have met with the Child Support people from Norway two weeks ago.
“The meeting has to be rescheduled because of the strike by Lufthansa staff in Germany.
“Their flight was cancelled. We are looking towards another date for the meeting. But I can tell you we are on it.” (The Nation)

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