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First Lady, Aisha Buhari, Welcomes First Baby Of 2022

The First Lady, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, early hours of today, January 1, welcomed into the world, the First baby of the year, 2022.

The representative of the First Lady, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on African First Ladies Peace Mission, Dr. Mairo Tanko Almakura, presented some gifts to the Baby of the Year, named Baby Esther Bemi. The gifts were received by her parents, Madam Esther and Mr. Hosea Bemi.

The First Lady’s representative also presented gifts to the Bwari General Hospital, where the baby was delivered, and other babies at the hospital
The Chief Medical Director of the Bwari General Hospital, Dr. Abdulahi Anate, expressed gratitude to the First Lady for the effort she is making towards improving the lives of mothers and their children through the Future Assured Programme.

Speaking at the event, the First Lady, advised mothers across the country to take adequate care of their babies and ensure their healthy growth and development through immunization, exclusive breastfeeding, and provision of proper nutrition.
Dr. Aisha called for the use of proper weaning foods for healthy growth and brain development of babies.
“I wish to congratulate the hospital, the parents of the First Baby, and indeed all other babies born in Nigeria today.”
She also called on mothers to note the importance of ante-natal, hospital deliveries, and post-natal care to address the challenges of maternal and child mortality, as well as maintain basic sanitation and hygiene, space their births, register their children at birth and enroll their children to school at the appropriate age.
Earlier, the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, who was represented by Director, Gender Affairs of the Ministry, Mrs. F. K. Bulus said that the event was meant to create awareness on the importance of healthy living for mothers, and newborn babies.
She said that the Ministry has created a platform to meet with all First Babies each year as part of activities to mark the World Breastfeeding Week and called on the parents of the First Baby to embrace exclusive breastfeeding as the first vaccine against all forms of diseases.

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