- Agnes Akpan is 90 years old
- She has never been with a man in her entire life
- She has selflessly raised over children as her own
A 90-year-old woman in Akwa-Ibom state in Nigeria has been honored for selflessly raising over 50 children as her own.
Agnes Akpan was recognized by the local government and the people in her area for her dedication to humanity on Monday, June 5.
Among those at the special gathering inside the Saint Pius Catholic Church in Ikot Udobia were her adopted children, who are now adults.
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Incredibly, Akpan revealed that she has never had any form of intimacy with a man all her life.
In an interview with NDV, the nonagenarian said: “I have never known anything like man in my entire life, not to talk of a husband. I have never been married, no relationship with any man, no boyfriend even when I was young. I have never slept with any man as far as my memory can carry me, not even in my dream state."
She added that she was born partially blind and therefore did not get much attention from men. She embraced Christianity at a young age and therefore did not engage in "immoral" discussions.
She said she does not regret her decision, adding that she was created by God "to live and die without a husband, child and anything I can call my own."
One of those she raised, Mr Fabian Udoh, said they plan to establish a foundation in her honor in addition to the thanksgiving ceremony.
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