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, visited the Eti-Osa Mother and Child Center, Ajah, Lagos on Sunday to welcome the first baby of the year.
She was accompanied by the State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi; the Chairman of the Lagos State Health Services Commission, Dr. Atinuke Onayiga; the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Ibrahim Mustafa; and the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye.
The state also received news of triplet babies who were delivered by caesarean section at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos on New Year’s Day.
The triplets consisted of a female who weighed 2.2 kg and gave birth at exactly 00:07, a male who weighed 2 kg and gave birth at 00:08, and a female who weighed 2.1 kg and gave birth. to birth at 12:09.
In Ogun State, the Governor’s wife, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, visited the first baby of the year to be born to an amputee mother.
The first baby of the year in Abia State was born at the Umuahia Federal Medical Center. The baby was visited by the First Lady, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu.
In Ekiti State, First Lady Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji presented cash and gift items to the first baby of the year, born in Ise Ekiti at midnight on Sunday.
The first baby is the second son of a 38-year-old bricklayer, Mr. Gbenga Adeyemo, and his 32-year-old wife, Oluwatoyin.
Oyebanji, who was at the Comprehensive Health Center in Oke Yadi, Ise Ekiti, where the baby was born, congratulated the family and prayed for more good things.
While thanking God for the safe delivery, the governor’s wife charged the family with taking good care of the girl, who weighed 3.0 kg at birth.
He congratulated the health center officials for the good work they are doing and urged them to continue in that direction.
The officer in charge of the health center, Yetunde Salami, said the mother and baby are in stable condition.
Similarly, the Governor’s wife was at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti on Sunday where she donated cash and gift items to the family of Mr. Toba Owoeye who was blessed by God with triplets , a boy and two girls, last Wednesday.