A male child born on Christmas Day to the family of Mr Isaac Okon has received gifts from the wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom state Mrs Patience Umo Eno.
The gift followed an age-long tradition of the office of the First Lady of the state who normally traced to know the baby born in the state by midnight breaking the Christmas Day.
The wife of the governor made an early morning visit to the General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene, where the newborn baby was born and presented the baby with gift items.
It was gathered that the baby was put to birth at 00:03 hours weighing 3.8kg to herald the Christmas Day celebration in the state.
Mrs Eno while making the presentation at the hospital, expressed joy and happiness for the safe arrival of the baby and prayed that he would herald God’s blessings on the family and the state at large.
“I thank God for the mother of the star baby, for giving birth to a son on a Christmas day which is very significant. I pray that just like God nurtured Jesus Christ His son, and made him who He is to the world today, that boy shall also live to fulfil purpose and destiny. He will be a great man like Jesus, God will spare his life, and make him a blessing to his family. Every other child given birth to today are all special, God will make them so, their parents will ever celebrate giving birth to them on a day like this, that is my prayer and more for them in Jesus name, Amen.”
She congratulated the parents of the baby and charged them to bring him up in the way of the Lord for the benefit of mankind and applauded the Management of the General Hospital for keeping the environment hospitable and clean.
“I want to commend the Management and staff of this hospital, I always like it when I get to the hospital and the hospital smell does not greet me first. It was a long walk but I did not perceive any unpleasant smell, it shows that everyone is working collectively to ensure the environment is conducive.”
The First Lady took time to interact with other nursing mothers in the maternity ward and doled out special gift packages and cash to their babies, wishing them and their parents a Merry Christmas and a rewarding New Year in advance.
The parents of the Christmas baby, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Okon, on behalf of other parents appreciated the governor’s wife for her benevolence and prayed God to bless her.
The Chief Medical Director of General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene, Dr. Nene Andem thanked Mrs Eno for visiting the hospital and donating to the nursing mothers on a day celebrated globally as the day the Saviour of mankind was born.