Edo First Lady Presents New Year Baby Gifts to Babies Across 18 LGA
The First Lady of Edo State Her Excellency Betsy Obaseki has presented gifts to children born on New Year day across the 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.
Her Excellency Betsy Obaseki made the presentation on the 1st of January 2021 to the Management of the Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centers across the 18 Local Government Areas through the Chairpersons of the Local Government Councils.
Her Excellency who opted for this mode of distribution due to the resurgence of Covid19 pandemic in the country, was determined in ensuring that children born on New Year day in the rural and urban areas of the State, do not miss out of the annual gesture.
The First Baby of the Year in the entire State, baby Ibrahim was born 10 minutes into the New Year weighing 4.4kg, at Primary Health Care Center Akharuma, Auchi.
The baby's mother Hassana Ibrahim expressed her appreciation to the First Lady of Edo State Her Excellency Betsy Obaseki.
In the same Local Government Baby Muhammed was born at 12:45am at Agbede General Hospital weighing 3.4kg while baby Okhamhi was born exactly 2:30am at Primary Health Care Center Usokwili in auchi, weighing 3.6kg at birth. Their gifts were delivered by the wife of the Etsako West Local Government Council Chairman Hajia (Mrs) Khadijat Imonofi.
The second baby of the year in the entire State, a boy, was born in Ikpoba Okha Local Government area at 18 minutes past midnight at the Primary Health Care Centre in Idogbo.
Oredo LGA recorded its first baby of the year at 2:15am at Central Hospital Benin, a boy weighing 2.7kg, Faith Mediplex took delivery of baby Osagie at 3:28am weighing 3.6kg while St Philomena Hospital took delivery of baby Itakpe Taiye weighing 3.25kg at 6:18am. Their gifts were presented to the Management of the Hospitals by the Chairperson of the Local government Mrs Ndali Jenkins Osunde.
In Esan central Local Government Area the New Year Baby gifts were presented by the Chairperson Mrs Mary Edokpa to the Managements of District Hospital Ewu, Divine Clinic and Maternity Irrua and Model Primary Health Care Center Irrua.
Mrs Blessing Obinyan the Council Chairperson of Esan West also presented the New Year baby gifts to the management of General Hospital Ekpoma, the Primary Health Care Center Ukpenu and Esohe Hospital Ekpoma.
The first baby of the year in Ovia North East Local Government Area was born at Ekiadolor Health Centre and received the gift presented by the Chairperson Mrs Tessy Ogbemudia while Mrs Omoregie Chairperson of Egor LGA presented Her Excellency’s gift to the Management of Quality Maternity in the LGA.
Uzebba General hospital in Owan West LGA, Michael Imoudu Comprehensive Healthcare center in Sabongidda and other Hospitals, Primary Health Centres and Maternity Centers across the State were also recipients of the New Year Baby gifts sent by Her Excellency Betsy Obaseki.
Parents of the babies and the Chairperson of the Local Government commended Her Excellency for the novel idea she initiated since coming into office which made it possible for children born in rural areas to be beneficiaries of the New Year baby gift as well as their counterparts in the urban areas.