BY OLUWATOSIN IGHOTEGUONO
Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has welcomed babies of the year at government hospitals in Akure, Ondo State Capital.
Ten babies were handed over to the governor’s wife, 4 babies from Mother And Child Hospital, Oke-Aro, six from Arakale Basic Health Centre.
The governor’s wife while presenting gifts items to the parents at their different hospitals encouraged them to put in their best in raising the children to be responsible in society.
Mrs Akeredolu who said she is passionate about the welfare of children noted that she was in the hospitals to present the gifts to encourage and support the babies’ parents in their care.
She admonished parents to take good care of their children and inculcate good cultural values in them saying the the present administration is for the betterment of the people of the state, including children.
Christmas babies and last babies in the year 2022 were among babies presented to the wife of the Governor. Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.
Ondo State Mother and Child Hospital, Oke-Aro in Akure was the first port of call as the Governor’s wife arrived in company of the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Olubunmi Osadahun, Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Gender, Research and Documentation, Temitope Daniyan among others.
The Commissioner for Health in Ondo State, Dr Banji Ajaka reeled out the numbers of babies led by the first baby of the year at the Hospital, A baby Boy who happened to be the first child of the newly wedded couple, Ayomide Tubosun arrived at exactly 5:23am weighing 3kg.
Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu handed over materials and cash gifts to the mothers in the spirit of yuletide.
The train also moved to Arakale Basic Health Centre, Akure where the governor’s wife was received with enthusiasm.
First Baby of the year at the hospital, Baby Taiwo Ominiyi, female weighing 3kg arrived at exactly 1:30am.
Director, Primary Health Care, Akure South Local Government, Dr. Omosehin Adeyemi-Osowe said, mothers and the children are all in good state of health.
The elated Governor’s wife congratulated the parents of the new born babies charging them to secure their future through proper care.
Appreciating the wife of the governor, some of the babies’ mothers, said it was God that saw them through the delivery and thanked the governor’s wife for the recognition.
They promised not to take the gesture from the wife of the governor for granted .
Some of the gift items presented to the baby of the year included , baby diapers, baby soaps, cloths, hampers and cash.