January 2, 2023
The first babies born in 2023 have been celebrated by the wives of the governors of the state where they were born.
In Lagos State, the First Lady, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, paid a visit to the Eti-Osa Maternal and Child Centre, Ajah, Lagos, to welcome the first baby of the year.
She was accompanied by the state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi; the Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr Atinuke Onayiga; the Permanent Secretary, of Lagos Primary Health Care Board, Dr Ibrahim Mustafa; and the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Olusegun Ogboye.
The state also got the news of triplet babies who were delivered through Cesarean Section at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, on New Year’s Day.
The triplets consisted of a female who weighed 2.2kg and delivered at exactly 12.07am, a male who weighed 2kg and delivered at 12.08 am and a female who weighed 2.1kg and delivered at 12.09.
In Ogun State, the wife of the governor, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, visited the first baby of the year who was delivered by an amputee mother.
The first baby of the year in Abia State was delivered at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia. The baby was visited by the First Lady, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu.
In Ekiti State, the First Lady, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji, presented cash and gift items to the first baby of the year, born at Ise Ekiti at midnight on Sunday.
The first baby is the second child of a 38-year-old bricklayer, Mr Gbenga Adeyemo, and his 32-year-old wife, Oluwatoyin.
Oyebanji, who was at the Comprehensive Health Centre in Oke Yadi, Ise Ekiti, where the baby was delivered, congratulated the family and prayed for more good things.
While thanking God for safe delivery, the governor’s wife charged the family to take good care of the baby girl, who weighed 3.0 kg at birth.
She lauded officials of the health centre for the good work being carried out and urged them to continue in that direction.
The officer in charge of the health centre, Yetunde Salami, said the mother and the baby were in stable condition.
Similarly, the governor’s wife was at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, on Sunday, where she donated cash and gift items to the family of Mr Toba Owoeye, whom God blessed with triplets, a boy and two girls, last Wednesday.