The wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor Mrs Patience Umo Eno has splashed mothers who gave birth to multiple children in Onna local government area with cash and baby care items to assist them in their burden to care for multiple children.
Speaking with newsmen in Uyo on Friday at Onna council area Secretariat, Mrs Umo Eno congratulated the mothers for the safe deliveries of their babies and prayed that they would live in good health and fulfil their destinies in life.
She expressed gratitude to Mary Slessor, a Scottish Presbyterian missionary who was famous for her role in eradicating the old practice of killing twins in Nigeria adding that babies were blessings to their families and community.
“I congratulate you on your safe deliveries. Glory be to Jesus that God, through Mary Slessor, changed the stories of multiple birth children in this country. Today mothers have the freedom of delivering twins, triplets and even quadruplets.
“Please join me to show love to these gifts from God. These babies have brought blessings to this Local Government Area and their parents. Through them, their families are blessed,” the First Lady said.
Responding, the Chairman of Onna Local Government Council, Mr. Iniabasi Ekanem flanked by his wife, commended the First Lady for her commitment to pacifying the needs of the less privileged and providing succour for multiple birth mothers, describing the act as a relief to the beneficiaries.
He said the A-R-I-S-E Agenda of Governor Umo Eno, will address numerous and encompassing challenges affecting families, especially in the rural communities.
In her goodwill message, Honorary Special Adviser to Governor on Agriculture, Rt. Hon. Owoidoho Ekpoattai, appreciated the Governor’s wife for ameliorating the huge burden on families with multiple births and bringing succour to them considering the current economic realities.
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