No woman in Ekiti should give birth at home, Erelu Fayemi says
…as she receives first babies of the new year, off sets their hospital bills
The wife of Ekiti state Governor Erelu Bisi Fayemi has urged women in the state to desist from giving birth to their babies at home as such practice is dangerous and life threatening. This was just as she receives the first three babies of the year at the Ido and University Teaching Hospitals in Ado Ekiti , state capital respectively.
The first baby of the year, a baby boy, was born at the Comprehensive health centre, sharp corner Ido -Ekiti, at about 12:04 on Tuesday morning. It was a blessing to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Kemi and Tope Akilo.
Monarch of Ido Ekiti, Olojudo, Oba Ilori Faboro witnessed the hand over of the baby to Erelu Fayemi.
The family of Adebayo Aderonke had the second baby of the year at the Okeyinmi Health centre, Ado Ekiti, the baby is a female who weigned 2.8kg. The third baby given birth at 12:09, and who also weighed 2:65 was given birth to the family of Temitayo and Kehinde Babalola at the Teaching hospital Ado Ekiti. All their hospital bills were settled by the first lady and others who also enjoyed settlement of their hospital bills included
Mrs Abiodun Yemisi who also delivered a baby through operation
Afolalu Adeyinka Easter, Adaramola Iyabo Linda, Adefola Bola ,
, Ayodele Temitayo and Akomolafe Titilayo, who has been there for some period of time due to inability to pay their hospital bill
Speaking about the arrival of the new new year babies, Erelu Fayemi said: “Presenting these babies to the First lady of the state is a long standing tradition which is global, it is taken as a symbol of God’s blessing and promise to His people that we will continue to populate the earth and reproduce ourselves.
When we come to do these what we are saying to ourselves and to the people that we will continue to live together in peace. We would continue to produce God fearing who are going to continue to produce the next generation that would live long after we are gone. And we are also saying wherever we are the government will continue to take care of them and work for their best interest.
“Traditionally, we go to the teaching hospitals to receive them but this year we didn’t have them at the teaching hospital.
Babies are blessings from God and nobody knows when they would arrive. Jesus was born in the manger where it was least expected. So, far away here in ldo, we are having the first baby of the state. This is where God has destines it to be. We are happy that our mothers and nurses here are giving the best primary healthcare and we hope this will continue. No woman on this state should be giving birth at home. I am praying that these babies, they will have long life and prosperity,” she said
Bolaji Blessing (Press Officer)
Office of the wife of the Governor