The Wife of Ondo State Governor Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu -Akeredolu has presented gifts items and cash to the three babies of the year at the State General Hospital in Akure.
While congratulating the parents of the babies, she assured the citizens of the State of the readiness of the present administration to provide quality health services and she further urged everyone to maintain good sanitation.
“I want to stress that the government of the State is working earnestly to provide good services that will guarantee good health for all the people of the State. This is a demonstration that the government is concerned about the people’s health and the people must do their own part. Like regular hand washing, good environment among others.
“However, people also have their roles to play in maintaining good health. Most times, government provides good health services but many still hold on to the old, unhealthy habits.
Mrs Ifedayo Raphael, who gave birth to the first baby of the year, a baby girl at 3: am, appreciated the First Lady for her kind gestures and prayed for God strength for her.
“I want to thank our mother for this visit and the gifts she brought to the babies. I pray that the Lord will reward her kindness. Myself and my husband are very grateful for this gifts and I pray that the Lord will bless her abundantly.”
Similarly, Mrs Adebayo Aderonke who gave birth to the second baby of the year, a boy, around 8:42am could not hide her joy when receiving the gifts from the Governor’s wife as she described her as a caring mother who want the best for all the citizens.
Mrs Akeredolu gives gifts to first babies of the year, harps on healthy living
The story was not different when Mrs Adamu Grace who gave birth to the third baby of the year, a female at 11.06 pm was presented with cash and gifts items by the First Lady.
The Chief Medical Director of the State General Hospital Dr Adewole Moses thanked the First Lady for presenting gifts to the babies as he added that Akeredolu led administration is doing everything possible to improve the health status of the citizens through provision of quality health services.