By Amuche Agbo, Abakaliki

The Wife of Ebonyi State Governor Mrs. Rachel Umahi has welcomed the first baby of the year 2021 at the Mile Four hospital Abakaliki.

Mrs. Umahi (centre) flanked by Dr.Umezurike(left)and other dignitaries at the hospital

Speaking, Mrs Umahi who described birth of the baby as a huge blessing, thanked Almighty God for the peaceful delivery of the child, saying that his delivery at the time of celebration would attract unquenchable celebrations in his lifetime.

She appreciated the Management Staff of the hospital for their effort in ensuring safe delivery of pregnant women in the area,and pledged her continued support to them at all times to improve health status of Ebonyi people especially the indigent women.

The Wife of the Governor who donated wrappers, shirts to the family assured to be steadily assist for their ease means of livelihood and prayed God for the longevity and good heath of the mother and child.

New Year baby

Also speaking, the state commissioner for Health Dr. Daniel Umezuruike described the Governor’s wife as a succor giver, commended her for always alleviating the sufferings of women especially the indigents in the society

In her speech, the hospital Administrator Rev. Sister Charity Munaonye thanked Her Excellency for the philanthropic disposition in the hospital, assuring their preparedness to render more quality service delivery in this 2021 to the people of the state and beyond

Responding the mother of the baby Mrs. Elizabeth Nwabuchechi, a native of Mmenu village in Ezza North local government area of the state expressed satisfaction over the visit of Her Excellency and prayed God to reward her abundantly

Meanwhile, the baby boy was not yet given a name and was delivered at exactly 12 midnight through normal process, also weighed 3.75kg.

The wife of the Governor was accompanied by the chairman of Ebonyi Local government Area,Mrs.Chinyere Nwogbaga and her Ohaozara counterpart,Mrs. Nkechinyere Iyioku as well as the commissioner for human capital development and monitoring Mrs. Ann Aligwe among other diginatries.