The Ondo state first lady, Mrs. Olukemi Mimiko on new year paid a visit to the Post-Natal ward of the State Specialist Hospital Akure to celebrate and donate gift items to the first baby of the year, Baby Adewon, and the mother, Omoboyede Adewon.
The first lady of the state who was accompanied by wife of the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Fatima Oluboyo and the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Dayo Adeyanju, among other top government functionaries, thanked the Lord on behalf of her family and Ondo state people to have witnessed a wonderful 2015 and be alive to start the new year strong.
“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” she said.
She blessed God for Ondo state’s achievement on Maternal and Child Health and further revealed her satisfaction in the 75% reduction in maternal mortality ratio in the state which she described as God’s doing.
She also decried a situation where children are abandoned for whatever reason and urged mothers to stop the ungodly act.
According to her “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”
Mrs Mimiko enjoined all the good people of Ondo state to show love and understanding and join hands together in 2016 to further pray for the wellbeing of the state in the New year.