Photos: Mimiko’s Wife Receives First Baby of the Year, Decries Child Abandonment

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Governor Olegusun Mimiko’s wife, Olukemi  of Ondo state has paid a visit to the post-natal ward of the state special hospital, Akure to celebrate and donate gifts items to the first baby of the year in the state, baby Adewon and the mother, Omoboyede Adewon as part of activities marking the beginning of the year just as wife of Lagos state governor, Bolanle Ambode calls for six-month exclusive breath feeding for infants.

Mrs Ambode Presents Gifts to New Year Babies

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (2nd left), carrying the Baby of the Year, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris; Special Adviser on Primary Healthcare to the Governor, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga; F

She was accompanied by the wife of the deputy governor, Fatima Oluboyo, commissioner of health, Dr. Dayo Oluboyo and other top government officials to thank the Lord on behalf of family and people of the state to have witnessed a wonderful 2015 and to be alive in the new year.

Mimiko’s wife said: “We received over ten babies, all of them looking very healthy and fresh. It can only be the grace of God and we pray that they shall all be great. Ondo state in their time will indeed be great, peaceful and will move in leaps and bounds.”

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She thanked God for state achievement of Maternal and Child Health expressing satisfaction with 75% reduction in the maternal mortality radio in the state which she described as the handiwork of God.

The governor’s wife frowns at attitude of some mothers who abandon their children for whatever reason and urged mothers to desist from such act.

Every child is born different and he has the right to life and fulfil his God’s given potentials. No one woman, under any condition, should abandon the baby she carried for 9 months,” she concluded.

In a related development, the wife of Lagos state governor, Bolanle Ambode, has called on nursing mother to ensure  they observe the mandatory exclusive breastfeeding period of six months, a feat she said if adhered to, will make their babies healthy and good looking.

Mrs Ambode has donated gifts to new born babies

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (2ne left), carrying the Baby of the Year, Mother of the baby, Mrs. Bright Amarachi, lying on bed, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris (left); member of COWL

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Ambode’s wife gave this advice when she presented gifts to the first babies born in the early hours of the New Year during visits to Epe General Hospital, Ibeju Lekki General Hospital and Lagos Island Maternity Hospital.

She noted that children are the greatest gifts of God to humanity.

The birth of a new baby is no doubt a sign that God does not forget or abandon his own, hence his magnanimity in making people flourish by enabling and allowing new babies come into the earth,” she said.

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