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Dame Emmanuella Fashola (M) cuddling Baby Ekanam during the Ceremony to mark the First Baby of the Year 2012 at the Island Maternity.
Dame Emmanuella Fashola (L) cuddling Baby Ayoola during a ceremony to mark the First Baby of the Year 2012 at the Ifako/Ijaiye Hospital.
Dame Emmanuella Fashola (L) cuddling Baby Ona Adigun during the ceremony to mark the First Baby of the Year 2012 at the Ibeju-Lekki Hospital.
Jan 1, 2012 - Dame Fashola Dedicates 2012 For Child And Mother
…welcomes First Babies of 2012 at Island Maternity, Ifako Ijaiye, Ibeju Lekki General Hospitals
Lagos State First Lady, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola joined the Lagos State Ministry of Health to dedicate 2012 as the year of children and mother.
She put her weight behind the declaration at the celebration and naming of the first baby of the year in Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area and Ojokoro LCDA, adding that the government would create better initiative to provide effective health services for the populace.
The first lady, who also visited Island Maternity and Ibeju Lekki General Hospitals to celebrate with the families of the babies of the year, said the visits had afforded her the opportunity to see the condition of patients who were on admission.
While commending the health workers, Dame Fashola commended Lagos residents for their peaceful conduct, especially at the time when some parts of the country were witnessing series of attacks.
She said, "I pray that this year will bring peace to the country." The First Lady named the first baby of the year as Ayoola Olayinka while enjoining mothers to take care of their children. She said, "Please take the children to hospital for necessary vaccination."
Earlier, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris described the annual exercise as a day to share in the joy of new born babies with their families and to visit those who are on admission bed. "We share the joy of the New Year and celebrate the babies. We also wish to say that we dedicate this year as the year of children and mother".
Promising Lagosians that the government would not relent in the discharge of its duties, Idris called on health workers to re-dedicate themselves, saying that much is expected from them for the state to attain the Millennium Development Goals.