• Ogun Gov’s wife donates to New Years babies
• Rotary club honors first baby
House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila welcomed the first baby of the year, Latifat Subair, to Randle Maternity and Children Hospital, Surulere, Lagos yesterday.
The spokesman also presented gifts to the first baby as well as the second babies of the year, who were triplets born in Okotie David’s family, also in the same hospital.
The governor of Ogun’s wife, Ms. Bamidele Abiodun, also had the state’s first baby of the year.
She also paid hospital bills for two mothers and gave cash and baby items to all mothers on the ward.
The first baby, Zakariya, male, weighing 3.3 kg was born at around 12:17 p.m. in the Teaching Hospital of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOUTH), Sagamu.
Ms. Abiodun also visited a boy weighing 3.2 kg who was delivered to Ms. Labake Akinwande at around 1:35 a.m. at the family clinic, Abeokuta South Primary Health Center, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta.
Ms. Abiodun welcomed and congratulated two more babies born between 7:12 am and 7:20 am to the families of Amosun and Towolawi, respectively, at Ijaiye State Hospital, Abeokuta, and described their babies as “special gifts from God.
In her wake were Ms. Bolanle Oluomo, spokeswoman for the Ogun State House of Assembly; The wife of the Ogun State Service Director, Alhaja Nuratu Aigoro, and the APC’s Female Director, Ogun Central, Alhaja Abisola Aliyu, among others.
The Rotary Club of Lagos Central also honored the first baby at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital yesterday. The baby, male, was born at 12:10 pm in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Qudus Layembi.
The boy weighed 5 kg. Baby clothes, cot, mosquito net, cash delivery were among the gifts to the baby’s mother. MTN shares were also bought for the baby. The second and third babies were honored equally.
The club’s president, Rotimi Okafor, said the first baby was the club’s flagship project, which began over 40 years ago.
In the meantime, Gbajamiamila, who represents the federal constituency of Surulere 1, has also put a 40 kVA solar panel inverter and a 40 kVA generator into operation in the hospital. He hired Randle Avenue Street and attended the Heart of Gold Hospice in Surulere, Lagos.
The spokesman was accompanied by Desmond Elliot, a member representing Surulere 1 in the Lagos House of Representatives, the chairman of the Surulere local council, Bamidele Sulaimon Yusuf and others.
The Chief Medical Director of Lagos Island Maternity, Dr. Olufemi Omololu, thanked the Rotary Club. He said, “It’s a matter of joy and something we do every year. The Rotary Club of Lagos Central has usually come to celebrate with us for the past 40 years. We also pray that it will survive us. “
Hard-working hospital staff were also honored with plaques and cash prizes. In the junior category, Ologunde Folashade emerged as the overall best, while Afolabi Oluwafunke Titilayo was the overall winner in the senior category.