Genevieve Magazine Boss, Betty Irabor Celebrates Single Mums

by a single mum, the pretty and ageless publisher of Genevieve magazine, Mrs.
Betty Irabor deemed it fit to praise this category of singles. She highlighted
their dogged nature and the zeal to make life worthwhile for their kids. Here
is her short piece as written on her Instagram page: 

“ I would really love to raise a toast to all single mums out there. I
was raised by a single mum and believe me, I know what it is for a woman to be
both mum and dad to a child…. Mum raised 4 of us by being resourceful; in the
day time, she worked at Nigeria Tobacco company and nighttime at NITEL(don’t
know what it was called then) and in between she was a seamstress.

And when a prospective affluent husband/step dad
came along she refused his marriage proposal and a chance to have a life
because the package he offered her didn’t include us; her children! He wanted
her exclusive of us…perhaps he wanted her to drop us off at an orphanage or
something like that. Of course it was no deal for mum!!!

Who would accept such an offer any way?
It’s not a walk in the park for single mothers and I think every man who
deliberately makes a single mother of a woman because he cannot stand up to his
responsibilities deserves a special day of reckoning before God. Here’s toasting
to every woman doubling up as mom and dad to their kids because of a man who
isn’t man enough to to be a real dad

—Betty Irabor