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Osun First Lady, Kafayat Oyetola Welcomes First Baby Of 2021



File Photo: baby of year 2020

By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

The wife of the Osun state Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, on Friday celebrated and presented gifts to the parents of the first baby of the year 2021 in the state.

The baby boy who weighed 3.2kg was born at exactly 1:07am on Friday at the State Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, the state capital.

Osun First Lady, Kafayat Oyetola Welcomes First Baby Of 2021. She was represented by Mr Oyebamiji

The Wife of the Governor presented the gifts to the parents of the baby Mr and Mrs Ibrahim Ismail Olamilekan.

Represented by the wife of the Secretary to the state government, Mrs Bose Oyebamiji, Mrs Oyetola advocated exclusive breastfeeding as panacea to every baby’s healthy living.

Celebrating with the baby, Mrs. Oyetola called on the parents to take good care of him by giving him quality education and trainings.

The Osun First Lady urged parents particularly nursing mothers to embrace the six months exclusive breastfeeding for their babies.

Mrs Oyetola, who described exclusive breastfeeding as ‘an antidote to childhood diseases’, said the practice would also go a long way to prevent infant and maternal mortality.

She urged parents and guardians to invest more time in training their children and ensure that they imbibe the culture of good personal hygiene and sanitation.

She also used the occasion to educate the parents on the need to shun the culture of female Genital Mutilation practice describing it as barbaric.

According to her, cleanliness next to godliness, hence the need for the citizens particularly women to key into the sanitation policy of the government designed to promote healthy living.

She added that, apart from good sanitation practice, it has become mandatory for every citizen to stop the bad habit of open defecation.

The parents of the baby expressed gratitude to Mrs Oyetola and lauded her for the gesture.

At the state hospital, Asubiaro are the Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr Soji Olamiju and other top political appointees and government officials.

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