Nigerian filmmaker, Austin Faani, has stated that having only female children and being unable to have male children can be quite depressing for a woman.

Faani, who’s married to actress Chacha Eke, opined that looking for a male child can cause severe mental illness in women, so there is a serious need for sensitization.

He urged Nigeria’s Ministry of Women Affairs to develop ways to educate women on the necessity of staying positive even if they are unable to conceive 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.

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