By Jonathan Ugbal: Government House Correspondent
Dr. Linda Ayade, the wife of the Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade says she is ready to tackle the issues of child abuse and molestation in the state “head-on.”
Mrs. Ayade took to her Facebook page to reiterate her resolve moments ago where she said that the statistics available so far show rising cases of child abuse which she described as “very disturbing.”
She hopes to use the Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF), which she founded to achieve this.
“Emerging stories are very disturbing and we at MDF have decided to take on it head-on and hands-on.
“Our children are our future and they deserve the best foundation for a good future.
“Our children are being sexually abused and Psychologically damaged at their tender ages,” wrote Mrs. Ayade.
Continuing, she called for residents to report cases of child abuse and molestation as the MDF is: “determined to do whatever it takes to put this menace in check.
“Please help us by reporting any known cases or even suspicions.
“Watch out for the loose kids in your neighbourhood, help that child the best you can.
“Talk to the parents on the issue and advice them to be more vigilant in protecting their kids/wards.
“Some children have very little or no protection from those who are meant to be their shield from the harshness of this world, this is very sad.
“It is our collective duty to resist evil and I believe that you and I can do something positive about this.
“Help us take the message further and save that child.
“Thank you as we count on your support.
God bless you all,” she wrote.
The MDF office is currently domiciled in the office of the Wife of the Governor located at Moore road, in Calabar, the Cross River State capital after the multi door court.