The Osun State Government has urged residents to volunteer information that would enable it to identify the parents of a day-old baby abandoned in the Dagbolu Area, Ikirun, Osun State.
This was contained in a release published in the State Ministry of Information and Public Engagement’s news bulletin, obtained in Osogbo, the state capital, on Sunday.
The release was jointly signed by the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs, Mrs Ayobola Awolowo, and the Permanent Secretary, Mrs Abimbola Babatunde.
The baby reportedly put in a carton and placed at a spot in Zone ‘B’ Area in Dagbolu, was found by a resident, whose identity was not disclosed.
The statement read, “A day-old baby, named Temitope Daniel, who was abandoned inside a carton around Zone ‘B’ Area, Dagbolu, Ikirun has been found by a good Nigerian.
“All efforts by the police and the social workers of the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs to locate the child’s parents were fruitless.
“This release therefore enjoins members of the public with relevant information about the abandoned child to assist in locating his parents.”