By Sola Ogundipe
The Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on New Year’s day, welcomed and presented gifts items to the first babies of the year in Harvey Road Health Centre, Onikan Health Centre and Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, all in Lagos.
The first baby of the year at Onikan Health Centre is a male weighing 2.5 kg delivered at 12:00 am by Mrs Adesola Ajila, while the first baby of year at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital is another male that weighed 3.1 kg and was delivered at 12:10 am by Mrs Simbiat Layembi.
The first baby at Harvey Road Hospital is also a male weighing 3.2kg at birth and delivered at exactly 12:15 am by Mrs. Shukurat Abdulganiu at Harvey Road Hospital, Lagos.
Welcoming the babies at the hospitals, Sanwo-Olu said the birth of a newborn is a symbolic and significant event that brings forth the assurance that human heritage is carried on to the next generation.