The baby was born at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday.
The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday, visited the first baby of the year at the Gwarimpa General Hospital in Abuja and prayed that he would grow in peace.
The first baby, yet to be named, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Zubairu at 12.45 a.m. through Caesarean section and weighed 3.5kg at birth.
Mrs. Jonathan, who was represented by Onyeka Onwenu, the Director-General, National Council for Women Development, said “babies are special gifts from God.”
“I wish them God’s blessings, peace and tranquility. The children will grow in peace and will be great because children are special gifts from God,’’ she said to journalists after the visit.
Also speaking to journalists, Ademola Onokomaya, the Secretary, Hospitals Management Board, said “our slogan is healthcare based on quality and equity to all.
“We are committed to bringing about quality healthcare to everyone.’’
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, the elated mother of the first baby, Fatima Zubairu, thanked the First Lady for the visit.
She also thanked her for the gifts given her and promised to give the best quality education to the child.
She said “I am happy and grateful for this visit and by Allah’s grace, we shall give the child the best education we can afford and may God reward the First Lady for this kind gesture.’’
Baby Zubairu was flanked by a group of 10 other babies also born on January 1, consisting of seven boys.
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