New Year: Kwara First Lady Appreciates Babies Born On New Year Day With Gifts


Kwara State First Lady, Ambassador Dr ( Mrs) Olufolake AbdulRazaq on Friday donated gifts to some babies born in the early hours of the year 2021 in the three senatorial districts of the State..

Ambassador Abdulrazaq, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Deborah Aremu,in the exercise, visited Ilorin-East Primary Healthcare Centre in Kwara Central Senatorial District.

Other places visited for the exercise are General Hospital, Bode-Saadu in Kwara North and Oko Community Health Clinic in Kwara South Senatorial District.

Her Excellency said the gifts were a way of appreciating God over the babies and their parents and more importantly to complement the wellbeing and welfare of ministry the babies.

She said the babies were precious gifts from God in the new year and deserved to be given adequate attention, recognition and appreciated within the little resources available.

The First Lady said the government would continue to attach priority attention to healthcare development, especially at the grassroots.

She called for the support of the people in making government efforts a reality.

At Ilorin-East Primary Healthcare Centre, gifts were presented to the first baby of the year, a male, delivered by Mrs Adam Fatimah at exactly 1:50 am, weighing 2.8 kg.

It was followed by the second baby, anther male, delivered by Fatimah Abdulganiyu at 3:35 am, weighing 2.7 kg.

The third baby, also a male, was delivered by Zarat Dauda at 6:35 am with a weight of 3.2 kg.

A consolation gift package was also presented to the fourth baby at the centre delivered by Kafayat Abdulrazaq at 8:26am, weighing 2.8kg.

At General Hospital, Bode-Saadu, Moro Local Government Area, a female was delivered by Zainab Abdullateef at exactly 12:20 am,weighing 3kg while the second baby delivered by Abibat Suleiman, a male, was given birth to at 5.52am and weighed 3.2kg. They were showered with gifts by the wife of the governor.

The Officer -in-charge of the Health Centre, Mallam Abdulrazaq Omo, in his remarks, described the gesture by the governor’s wife as unprecedented and the first of its kind in the history of the clinic.

He commended the state government for its dedication and commitment to promoting healthcare development among the people of the state.

Gifts were also presented to the first babies in Oko Community Health Centre in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state who are twin males delivered by Mrs Adefila Taiye at 3:10 am and 3:45 am, with body weight of 3.4 kg and 3kg respectively.

The third baby of the clinic, a female, was delivered by Mrs Olasheinde Esther at 3:10 am,weighing 3kg.

The Head of Department, Health, Irepodun LGA, Mrs Shakirat Mojirola Sadiq in her remarks, commended Dr Olufolake AbdulRazaq, for the recognition given to the council through her donations.

Receiving the team in his palace, the Oloko of Oko, Oba Victor Olawuyi, described the donations as very timely and beneficial.

He praised Dr(Mrs) Abdulrazaq for her commitment toward transforming the wellbeing and welfare of women across the 16 councils of the state.

According to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Hajia Nike Ibrahim, who was in the Commissioner’s entourage, the presentation of gifts to new born babies on the first day of every year by the Kwara State First Lady is an annual exercise to appreciate God and felicitate with parents of the babies.

Other principal officers of the ministry in the entourage were Director Child -Hajia Mariam Yusuf, Director Women, Hajia Sidikat Olaitan, Representative of Director Rehabilitation, Adua Shehu, and Liaison officer from the office of the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Eseyin Gladys.

Adeshike Babatunde- Ajiboye 
Press Secretary 
Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development


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