Wife of Oyo State Governor, Tamunominini Makinde, yesterday, welcomed first babies of Year 2021 at Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Yemetu and Jericho Nursing Home, Ibadan.
She was represented by Wife of the Deputy Governor, Prof. Bolanle Olaniyan, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Mrs. Fausat Sanni and other officials of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion.
The first baby of the year, a girl weighing 3.2 kilogrammes, was born to the family of Mr and Mrs Imran at 12.01 a.m.
The baby was named Ramat by the deputy governor’s wife on behalf of Oyo State Government to commiserate with the Commissioner for Women Affairs & Social Inclusion who just lost her mother .
The second baby of the year, a boy, was born at Jericho Nursing Home to the family of Mr and Mrs. Obi. Born at 12: 25 a.m., he weighs 3.7kg.
The third baby, a female, was born at 2:40 a.m. to Ms. Kehinde Oyewunmi at Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, Yemetu.
Mrs Makinde said the birth of a child was not by chance and required the mother’s adequate care to ensure that she lived a healthy life while pregnant and got skilled care during labour and delivery.
According to the Oyo State First Lady, the birth of a child brings blessing to a society, symbolising the assurance that human heritage and life is preserved to the next generation.
Makinde presented gift items to the babies during her goodwill visits to Adeoyo Maternity Teaching Hospital, and Jericho Nursing Home, Ibadan. The Gifts included baby essentials and other baby gifts.
The mothers thanked Oyo State Government for the kind gesture.