New Year 2022: First Lady Showers Gifts On First Baby *Pays N1.36M For Stranded Patients

Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK/ With Additional Reports:

Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has showered gifts on the first baby of the year 2022, Miss Edith Marvin Enyosa.

The First Lady also offered prayers for the star baby who weighed 3.7kg at birth and was born at 12:01 on January 1, 2022 at the Central hospital, Agbor to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Enyosa.

Dame Okowa, who expressed delight over the safe delivery, welcomed her with songs of praises and appreciated God for keeping everyone alive to see the New Year.

She commended the doctors and nurses who conducted her round the maternity ward to see other children who were born on January 1.

The father of the baby, an editor with the Ika Mirror, Comrade Marvin Enyosa, who hails from Agbor-Obi in Ika South, thanked God for the safe delivery of his third child, saying that the governor’s wife visit is a life time honour to the family.

The mother of the baby, Mrs. Theresa Enyosa, a graduate of Library Science and a fashion designer, also from Ika South, explained that labour started at about 7:30pm the previous day and lasted till January 1, adding that she never knew God had a pleasant surprise for her even as she lauded the Governor’s wife gesture and prayed God to reward her.

Dame Okowa and members of her entourage later presented gifts including cash to the first baby of the year as well as other children delivered January 1 in the hospital.

In a related development, Dame Okowa was also at the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC), Asaba to offset the bills of nine stranded patients worth N1.36 Million.

She also presented gifts and cash to all babies and mothers in the post surgical, postnatal and the labour Ward.

While commending the FMC management for attending to stranded patients before requesting for payment, the governor’s wife urged them to work towards setting up a trust fund scheme where individuals and groups could contribute to save emergency situations.

In response to the gesture of the governor’s wife, the Chief Medical Director of FMC, Dr. Victor Osiatuma said he received the news of Dame Okowa’s visit to pay the bills with joy having welcomed the first baby of year in Agbor, and applauded her philanthropic gesture towards the needy.

One of the beneficiaries, twenty-seven year old Chinelo Emeka, an indigene of Ebonyi state could not control her emotion on seeing the Governor’s wife.

She said her husband abandoned her after she had her baby boy through caesarean session over a week ago and prayed God to reward Dame Okowa and her family.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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