According to Nigerian filmmaker Austin Faani, it might be very upsetting for a mother to be unable to have male children and have solely girl children.
Faani, who is married to the actress Chacha Eke, asserted that there is a critical need for sensitization since the desire for a male kid can lead to severe mental disorders in women.
He asked Nigeria’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs to devise strategies for educating women on the value of maintaining a positive outlook even in the absence of a male child.
“Having only female children & searching for a male child can cause a woman severe mental illness in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Ministry of women affairs should find ways to sensitize these women. An information relief of sort, therapy may be for both the man and the woman. Shalom.” He wrote.
“Everyone suffers one thing or another, some are broke, some are sick, some are childless etc. I shared an assertion on women with only female children in Nigeria. These women need to be re-educated that a male or female child is an equal blessing from God for a definite purpose and not the purpose of their(ignorant women) emotional attachment to the gender. I have a private ideology about female children that I can share with you.
Which is; “Female children have more emotional transaction with their parents than the male children and when you grow old, what you need most is emotional transaction not financial transaction. You can take care of yourself at old age if you make the right decision in your youth. Nigerian women need to be taught a lot just as they are taught to always pray.” He added.