Akwa-Ibom Governor’s wife welcomes Christmas baby with lots of gifts 


The Wife of Akwa Ibom Governor, Mrs Patience Eno, on Monday presented gifts to the first baby born on 2023 Christmas Day in the state.

According to her media aide, Mrs Uduak Ekong, Eno made an early morning visit to the General Hospital, Ikot Ekpene, where the male child was born to the family of Mr Isaac Okon from Ikot Otu, Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area.

The baby was born at 00:03 a.m. on Monday.

He weighed 3.8kg.

Eno gave the baby diapers, clothes and an undisclosed sum of money.

She also gave gifts to other babies in the hospital.

She expressed joy at the safe arrival of the baby, and prayed that he would be a special blessing to his family and the entire state.

“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, this boy shall live to fulfill purpose.

“He will be a great man like Jesus. God will spare his life and make him a blessing to his family.

“Every other children given birth to today, is special. God will make them so. Their parents will ever celebrate giving birth to them on a day like this,” she said.

She congratulated the parents of the baby, and urged them to bring him up in a good way.

The governor’s wife applauded the management and staff of the hospital for keeping the environment clean.

The parents of the Christmas baby, Mr and Mrs Isaac Okon, thanked the governor’s wife for her benevolence, and prayed God to bless her.

In her remarks, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Nene Andem, thanked the governor’s wife for visiting the hospital and for the donations. (NAN)


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